Denny unmoved by Police denying permission for protest
David Denny protesting
Leader of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (CMPI) is defiantly going forward with his latest protest action.
David Denny, President of the CMPI says that they have been denied permission by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and have been asked to foot the bill for officers to be at their next protest set for August 8 next to Sandals Beach Hotel, Maxwell.
Denny believes that what the RBPF has done in this instance is a breach of the Public Order Act.
"This has never been done before. Because under the Public Order Act it is very clear that you can apply for the permit and the RBPF does not have any power...to charge you any form of finances for that permit. So we see this as a clear cut case where the police are trying to create the conditions to deny us that fundamental right for us to participate in a peaceful picket next to the Sandals Beach Hotel," Denny said.
He also claims that what the RBPF has done is illegal.
"We also see this as an illegal act by the Royal Barbados Police Force... We are not holding any fundraising activity where we would need policemen. If the police come, that is their right," the CMPI Head stated.
Denny is insisting to go forward with the protest action despite all this and has encouraged Barbadians to join the march tomorrow.
"...We are asking Barbadian people to turn up for our picket and walk the beach of Maxwell on the 8 of August 2020 from 2 to 4 pm. We are not accepting this decision by the Royal Barbados Police Force because it is denying us our fundamental rights and it is in breach of the Public order act. And therefore the CMPI as the 13 of June 1980 Movement will continue with its protest action," Denny said.
Those interested in contacting David Denny for more information on the protest may do so at 1(246)546-5697, 1(246)-286-4052, or email him at email@example.com for further information.