Arrest Made At Protest Against Guyana President

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 2, 2011: A New York-based Guyanese believed to be a supporter of the ruling Peoples Progressive Party/Civic, was arrested in queens, NY Friday evening after clashing with anti-government protestors.
Reports indicate that Randy Persaud started to mock the some 100 protestors outside Club Tobago in Queens, NY and was nabbed by cops.

The protest was organized by supporters from the Alliance for Change (AFC) and People’s National Congress Reform (PNC-R) against outgoing Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential nominee, Donald Ramotar.
The protestors carried several placards calling for an end to government corruption and poor leadership in the South American nation ahead of constitutionally due elections there later this year.

Meanwhile, New Americas understands that requests by WWRL 1600’s Caribbean Corner, for a media interview with the head of state was turned down both by the Guyana Consulate and organizers of the party event, despite the fact that the President was here as the head of the country on tax payer dollars.

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