UPDATES: Walk for Justice

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Stay on this page for updates from the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) Walk for Justice from National Heroes Square to Brownes Beach today. Refresh to update.

11:30 a.m. Half an hour until the proposed start of the BLP’s Walk for Justice and a small crowd is building. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and other BLP members are not on the ground as yet.

11:35 a.m. People have started to gather in Heroes Square and outside the office of the Opposition in Parliament. There is a heavy police presence both at the starting point and along the route.

11:50 a.m. Peter Wickham, David Comissiong and Peter Ram on the ground at the moment to walk against the injustices.

11:52 a.m. Members of the BLP have arrived with their placards to distribute.

12:02 p.m. Mia Mottley has arrived with members of the Opposition Party.

Mia Mottley and team ready to #WalkforJustice #Barbados pic.twitter.com/o97fpGkltv

12:23 p.m. Walkers have just passed the Fire Station at Probyn Street and have paused for a bit outside the Bethel Methodist Church. 

12:03 p.m. Traffic has been diverted along Upper Broad Street as the crowd continues to build. 

12:10 p.m. The walk is ready to begin.

12:16 p.m. Traffic has been halted by the Police Force as they prepare to start. 

12:20 p.m. The BLP Walk for Justice finally moves off to the sounds of Buju Banton’s Destiny.

12:22 p.m. Hundreds of people have turned out to walk. No official numbers as yet.

12:37 p.m. The walkers have passed the office of the Barbados Family Planning Association on Bay Street. 

People collecting their placards as they prepare to #WalkforJustice and send a strong message to the Government. pic.twitter.com/vuKhBVU0GU

12:51 p.m. People say they are very frustrated with the current Government. The decision to restore the 10 per cent salary was the breaking point for many.

#WalkforJustice gets closer to its Brownes Beach destination. #Barbados pic.twitter.com/0Gd4jugCUM

1:02 p.m. Walkers have reached Brownes Beach. Police estimate the number of walkers to be roughly 1000. The last march had 3000 according to Police.

1:21 p.m. The Walk for Justice has come to an end at Brownes Beach. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is now speaking to a car park full of supporters. 

 

The #WalkforJustice has ended at Bay Street. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is addressing the people. #Barbados pic.twitter.com/X1V5r80nZR

 

Listening to the message of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley at Browne’s Beach.  

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There has been a consistent theme to the speech by Mottley, stating the power of the people is greater than the people in power.

Thank you for joining us. (Barbados Nation

 

 

 

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