Dozens protested at the UN Headquarters & the Guyana Consulate in NY against human rights violation
Yesterday, dozens of Guyanese and others protested in front of the United Nations Headquarters and the Guyana Consulate in New York. The protest was organized by head of the "Movement of Change for a better Guyana" Mr. Mark Benschop in association with other human rights groups in the USA. In an invited comment Benschop said that "this will be ongoing until the PPP/C regime headed by President Jagdeo curtail it's gross human rights violations against the citizens of Guyana, mainly African Guyanese."
Mr. Benschop further stated that his group and others are calling for charges to be laid against the killers of Civil Rights Activist, Ronald Waddel. "This matter and others such as torture, extra-judicial killings and the Jagdeo regime's roll in the drug trade will be the focus of the protests planed across the USA, Canada and UK…" Benschop said.
Ms. Jennifer Senniese one of the organizers of the protest said "we need to put a stop to all of the atrocities in Guyana, and ensure that this matter is brought before the International Court, that is why we have joined forces with the Movement of Change for a better Guyana, this is in order to expose the Guyana government as being part of the drugs trade etc." Meanwhile, another organizer Mr. Lester Francois posited that "his group will be meeting with top US Officials to discuss the issue of Minister of Health and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Greene. The protest is expected to reach in front of the White House very soon." During the protest, Guyana's Consul General, Mr. Brenthnol Evans came out to chat with the protestors and listened to their concerns.