Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace has described as out of place the suggestion by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves that the New Democratic Party (NDP) postpone its protest march, scheduled for this Friday.
The NDP is hosting a march through Kingstown and will picket in front of the Financial Complex — where Gonsalves’ office is located — to show solidarity for NDP senator, Vynnette Frederick.
The NDP senator was arrested and slapped with nine charges on July 11, hours after a magistrate threw out six charges against her.
Frederick is due in court again on July 31.
But Gonsalves said last week that if the Opposition is trying to get his attention, they should postpone the march, since he will be in Cuba on Friday.
“Gonsalves out of his damn place. We must put off our march? Is not he doing our march; we doing it. And we will march. So Friday, I want you to join us in Kingstown as we show our displeasure over this regime and what they have done to Vynnette Frederick because we can’t continue like this,” Eustace said at an NDP protest rally in Georgetown on Saturday.
“What we are fighting for here now has a lot to do with your rights, with your freedoms. That is what it is about; it is not just about Vynnette,” Eustace told party supporters.
“It has to do with us, as a people, and the systems that are being changed, pushed by Gonsalves and his cronies and we can’t afford year after year to have these incidents happen.
“Gonsalves got to go. Gonsalves got to go,” he said, adding that he agrees with NDP Vice-President, Dr. Godwin Friday that Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party administration is beyond redemption.
“They are putting this country in a condition which is unacceptable. They have to go. And I am calling on you, the people, to come out and show your support,” Eustace said.