UPP calls for Investigation on first anniversary of Teargas Sunday


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On this first anniversary of Teargas Sunday – August 8th, 2021 – the UPP reaffirms its commitment to respecting the freedom of choice of all Antiguan and Barbudan citizens and residents.

We again condemn, in the strongest terms, the ABLP Administration’s shameful acts of attacking peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. The Government’s actions on that dark day were so reckless, that zero regard was given to the presence of children and the elderly. Further, the attacks were so indiscriminate that hundreds of people, who had not even attended the protest, were teargassed in their homes.

The UPP reiterates its call for a full investigation into the use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters.

The UPP further calls for the immediate dropping of all charges laid against individuals who organized, or participated in, the protest action on August 8th, 2021.

Finally, the UPP’s reiterates it’s commitment to pay the two months of docked wages to all Government workers who were sent home for exercising their freedom of choice, during the draconian ABLP vaccine mandate.

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  1. In 1968 the Bird Administration tear-gas people.
    In 2021 the Gaston Browne Administration tear-gas people.
    Why is it the Labour party don’t love people??????
    Labour, the party of oppression.
    Wicked set of people!

      • Yes…I was a student at PMS wicked set a people…
        Always trampling on people’s rights..
        We haven’t forgotten..set a date!!
        Why you so afraid?
        Election time!!!!

    • We are a land of laws!! Crowds will be tear gassed if they display civil disobedience & violate the laws of land. There is always a right & wrong way of airing your concerns……

      • WHAT!!! for standing up for their lawful rights against the terrible mandating of the vaccination programmes.

        Remember, @ Bluddy Bloke, what your mate Gaston Browne was telling the citizens of Antigua at that time:

        No vaccine no job; vaccinate your students (do you recall the outcry from the students and their parents); one jab would suffice, and not forgetting the unvaccinated being vilified.

        I could go on but you understand why people were angry and wanted their voices heard by the ABLP government.

        And look how the citizens of Antigua were treated by Gaston Browne for peacefully demonstrating – A TOTAL OVERREACTION BY THE GOVERNMENT’S BLACK SHIRTS.

        August the 8th 2021 was a truly dark day in the history of Antigua Teargas Sunday must never be forgotten.


  2. I was hoping and praying that at sometime, an opposing government official would bring TEARGAS Sunday to light.

    They have more power than the likes of myself, Sugarapple, Angel and recently Cannabis Indica and others will ever have – I like that government are now seeing our point of views. Wonderful news!

    This was a terrible time in the history of ABLP control, and remember at the time Teargas Sunday happened, the rest of the world’s government were conducting similar actions with their black-shirted military.


  3. What occurred on 8th August,2021 should not have happened. It really amazes me that no one in the Police Force were reprimanded for that decision. The Police came to fight those gathered at the Bridge. That was their intentions and carried it out. They tear-gassed and rubber bullet the people into submissions. Police Officers,may I remind all of you. You are living in those communities around Antigua. Many of you have immediate and extended families. You would not be a member of the Police Service forever. What would you do and say then? How would you find the gall to have conversations with your neighbors,then. Think before you do and say stupid things to the public at all. You as the Law Enforcers could have defused the situation on that day 08/08/2021. Your actions did speak louder than the words of Ten Yards and that Tap Dawg also known as PRADACALS. By the way Ten Yards used to be Nine Yards. I wondered why the change. Gotten Wider!

  4. Oh yes, I think some of these hooligans are still facing some serious charges in court. I guess the UPP will drop the cases against them. Well, they promised to assist Queen Ivena with her legal cost in the defamation suit that the PM brought against her. And what happened to the poor woman. She had to run and make a deal with the PM cause the lying Harold and Tabor left the woman all by herself to fight it out. She couldn’t find the money to pay the court. And my very understanding and considerate PM, I understand dropped the case. I would have made her an example for all the UPP supporters to see that you cannot go and defame people unencumbered. There is a very heavy price to pay. Like when Sir Lester sued the Observer for defaming him before the 2004 election. He won the case and Observer was ordered to pay $80K.

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