Tuesday 23 July, 2019

PHOTOS: Posters torn to nothing

By midnight all posters of political candidates are to be removed from within a one-hundred-yard radius of polling stations, however, people have been taking things into their own hands ripping down posters during the campaign trail.

During a casual walk in Parish Land, Wilcox and Silver Sands Christ Church, Loop News spotted a number of posters shredded to pieces from people up to no good. A call to attorney-at-law David Commissiong proved that it was indeed against the law and that people could be fined for such an act of lawlessness.

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“It may seem like more of a non-issue now because we are nearing the end of the campaign period, but a person is actually entitled to tear down a poster if it's on their property. However, you are wrong if it's not on your property and you tear down campaign material because you are tearing down somebody else’s property,” he said.

The cousin of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley added that he never saw someone jailed because they destroyed campaign material, but he knew, in fact, it was illegal.

“You could be charged because you are contravening civil and criminal law,” he added. Take a look at some of the poster material which was shredded to nought along the Christ Church route.

Political posters torn to nothing

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