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T&T activist back in court

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept. 26 – Environmental activist, Dr Wayne Kublalsingh has been ordered to return to court today following his arrest on Wednesday.
Kublalsingh has been charged with obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. The drama unfolded on Wednesday morning when Kublalsingh who heads the Highway Re-Route Movement attempted to prevent the resumption of construction work on the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
He appeared before a Siparia magistrate in the afternoon and was granted TT$10 000 own bail.
According to police reports, Kublalsingh and a group of protesters stood in the pathway of the backhoe and refused to move.
Investigators said officers warned Kublalsingh and his followers to move away from the site and allow the workers to do their job. But he did not to move and officers were instructed to physically remove Kublalsingh from the site, he was later arrested and taken to the Fyzabad Police Station where charges were laid.
However members of the Highway Re-Route Movement claimed they were assaulted by the officers and the women were pushed away by officers. (CMC)

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