UWP pleads not guilty to demonstrating without permission

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Opposition Leader Hon. Hector John. Photo credit: uwpdm.comFive members of the United Workers Party (UWP) have pleaded not guilty to demonstrating outside the House of Assembly last year, without permission of the Police Commissioner.The party’s Deputy Leader Claudius Sanford, Opposition Leader Hector John, U.W.P President Edison James, Norris Charles and Ezekiel Bazil appeared in court Thursday morning, before magistrate Evelina Baptiste.When they assembled outside Parliament building on November 29 2010, the UWP contended Alix Boyd-Knights, Speaker of the House of Assembly, was “blocking” its questions from being heard in parliament.In February, then Deputy police chief Cyril Carrette disclosed police had charged UWP members for violating the Public Order Act.The UWP members, who came before the court Thursday, pleaded not guilty to abetting demonstration and procession without permission from the Police Commissioner and to organizing demonstration without permission from the Police Commissioner. They are to reappear in court on November 11 2011 for trial.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews UWP pleads not guilty to demonstrating without permission by: – June 3, 2011last_img read more