After days of clashes and the burning of vehicles on the West Coast of Berbice, the dust finally settled on Friday. Burnt debris from the burning of several items were seen at several villages along the west coast corridor.
A total of 21 fiery road blocks was set by residents leaving millions in infrastructural damage. A resident of Hopetown told The Guyana Ledger that his removed from his lawn and was set fire to by angry protestors.
“I am just glad all of this is over. I lost my entire car but it could have been worse. I really hope that this don’t happen again. I can’t afford to lose nothing else.” He noted.
Fom all indications, the days of protest actions finally coming to an end brings some amount of relief to residents. Another resident noted that she was forced to sleep in Georgetown with her family.
“I did not expect this to escalate to this at all. I understand, we all hurt by what happen, I am a mother and I know it hurt a lot of people but what will destroying so much solve.” She noted.
The Guyana Police Force is still pursuing the case. Four persons have already been released from custody, while the 72 hour time-frame will elapse for the other three suspects soon.