Antigua Opposition Leader Charged

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CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Fri. May 8, 2009: Antigua opposition leader, Lester Bird, was among seven other party members charged by police this week.

The seven were charged with public order offences by the police that resulted from a dispute at a May Day rally organized by the party’s affiliate, the Antigua Trades and Labor Union.

The union had barred politicians from speaking at the rally, but police claim that Bird and other speakers defied the union’s decision and addressed assembled workers.

National security minister Errol Cort said they had no permission to do so.

 

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