Monday, April 15, 2024

Bajans in Baltimore escape violence

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AS THE VIOLENCE, looting and burning that engulfed large swathes of Baltimore on Monday fade into the background, Bajans who live there are breathing a sigh of relief that they have escaped relatively unscathed.

At the same time, while the City remains on edge and thousands of National Guard troops patrol the streets and a night time curfew remains in force, Barbadians there are letting it be known that they reject out of hand the rioting and destruction of property and welcome the actions of City and Maryland state officials who are picking up the pieces after social disruption left hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to public and private property, forced the closure of schools and triggered a state of emergency.

As Barbadians see it, the riots were everything from “disgusting” and “unacceptable” to “tragic” and “senseless.” (TB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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