More Black Lives Matter protests being planned in Barbados
David Denny protesting at the Black Lives Matter march in front of parliament.
Happy that Barbados has made a step in what he considers the right direction tabling the Black Lives Matter Resolution in the Lower House, David Denny wants persons in Barbados to expect more protest action.
Denny, who heads the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (CMPI), announced another planned protest set for July 25.
In a post on Facebook, Denny outlined that the CMPI would be seeking to again show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the United States as well as again pushing for The Removal of the statue of Lord Nelson and protesting against local police harassment.
He said: "The Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration will hit the road again with a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. Our BLM march will be from Kensington Oval to Golden Square."
The BLM march will be in solidarity with the following:
- The protest action by the BLM Movement in the USA.
- Police harassment.
- The removal of Lord Nelson from our National Heroes Square
- Day of National Significance in Barbados on July 26. (Rebellion Day, July 26, 1937)
- Day of National Significance in the Republic of Cuba on July 26. (Rebellion Day, July 26, 1953)."
Denny told Loop News that the CMPI was also pleased with the recent passing of the Black Lives Matter Resolution in the House of Assembly.
"We were happy with the Resolution and we were happy to know that some members of parliament made the bold statement in terms of calling for the removal of Lord Nelson. And we were also very happy that the Government of Barbados can pass a Resolution like that in the House of The Assembly." Denny added.
With another rally expected on August 1 to commemorate Emancipation Day beside the Bussa statue, Barbadians can expect even more activity and protests in the coming weeks.