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Carly John, opposition senator Shevern John’s husband is arrested by police on Thursday.

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Carlie John, opposition senator Shevorn John’s husband, has been ordered to report to police at 10 a.m. today (Friday).

Mr. John was released from custody without charge around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, about five hours after police placed him in a chokehold as they took him into custody during the protest in Kingstown.

Mr. John had to seek medical attention after his encounter with the police, his lawyer, Israel Bruce, told iWitness News Thursday night, shortly after his release from custody.

“He has not been charged. He’s required to return to the central police station tomorrow, God willing at 10 a.m.  But based on what has been said so far, it appears that the accusation is that Mr. John … struck a police officer on her hand,” Bruce told iWitness News.

“He was detained from about three o’clock today. And he has just left the police station so you could calculate the hours on your own, the lawyer said in the interview around 8:40 p.m.

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“In fact, I had to require of the police authorities to have Mr. John taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital because during the process of the arrest of Mr. John, the husband of Senator the Honorable Shevorn John was physically assaulted in the process.

“He was manhandled; he was held by the throat. And that strangulation resulted in him having difficulties to breathe. And as a result, I had to request that he be taken for medical attention at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

“He was taken, I can say, thanks to the cooperation of Sergeant Timm and others, and he was accompanied by his beautiful, honorable wife and he’s here with us but we return tomorrow to see what they are going to ultimately do as it regards, Mr. John on whatever charge they will prefer. We can’t speak on that any further. We shall wait and see what happens tomorrow,” Bruce said.

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Shevorn John and he husband at the protest on Thursday. (Photo: Shevern John/Facebook)

In a Facebook post Thrusday night, the senator said:

We went out today to peacefully protest, moments later I had to accompany my husband to the hospital after he was choked. I weep for my country. I wish to thank everyone for their concerns, please keep us in your prayers.”

Mr. John was among four people arrested during the protest, the other three of whom were charged.

Police arrested activist and teacher Adriana King, and charged her with hindering Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves’ access to Parliament on Aug. 5.

They also charged calypsonian and activist, Robert “Patches” Knights/King and John Mofford with organizing protests in Kingstown in July and August without informing the commissioner, and taking part in those protests.

Adriana and five other people have been slapped with those same charges.

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  1. Avatar Of Nathan 'Jolly' GreenNathan 'Jolly' Green says:

    They have got to charge him so as when he sues them they will point to the charges and say it happened during his resistance.

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  2. This was not a matter of reasonable force, this was unreasonable force. All the other police officers who stood by whilst this was happening some barging about around Mr John and helping the officer who was holding John in what is best described as an illegal strangulation hold.

    They should all stand trial, like all the police American officers who stood around and did not aid Floyd when he was strangled by a knee applied to his neck.

    If officers stand by and watch another officer choking someone, they must also be guilty of a crime.

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  3. Avatar Of Dwight AndersonDWIGHT ANDERSON says:

    DEAR POLICE MEN AND WOMEN OF SVG AND DEAR SOLDIERS OF SVG DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE BEING USED TO COMBAT YOUR OWN FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, CULTURE, FREEDOMS AND RICH HISTORY OF ANTI-SLAVERY ACTION. JOIN YOUR PEOPLE NOW AND RESIST TYRANNY OR BE THE FACILITATOR AND PROMOTER OF IT. YOUR FELLOW SAINT VINCENTIANS’ BLOOD WILL BE ON YOUR HANDS. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS.

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  4. Just highlight and results you may already knows
    Atrocities Black on black while the white master laughed.

    I will never run or support that THE BIG SLOGAN “BLACK LIVES MATTERS ” Until BLACK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE its TRUE MEANING.
    Let take SVG as an example White population make be one percent, (1%) Mallato (3 % )percent and mixed race.
    (.75%) percent I go further and round it off to 5 % . Which leaves us BLACK as 95%. So the majority in many ways handles the machineries of Society. The black people.

    Take a good look at our Court System and dispense judgment? Black
    Who is before the Court partially everyday when in session to answer or defend their actions black against black.

    Who is overcharging us at customs Black officers .

    Who is blocking black people even in an Emergency situation at the hospital until they pay or paid up before seeing a doctor or casualty. See Stewars office. Black people.

    Who tell us that SVG have the best morgue in the world? Black women.

    Who called black quad (underline the blackquad) to toss out and damaged black members in Parliment a black Speaker in the House.

    Who is stealing animals and produces from black farmers black people.

    Who is running the electoral machines in SVG black people.

    Who is kommodante (commander ) of SVG Police and who do we see choking a black man in the kingstown in front of cameras a black man Police officer.

    Who putting pressure on black and poor people at Vinlec and Water Authority CEO black men .

    Which group of people in SVG that is killing out each other whether sponsor, state , or individual the answer is black people.

    My to cents you can add your to cents

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  5. I do not condone violence of any kind as this is no means by which to achieve any end. When Dr. Gonsalves was struck, I was upset, and criticized it. Now, I am equally upset about that happened to this gentleman. People have the right to protest peacefully, and as long as they are doing that, they are protected by law and no one should abuse them. Dr. Gonsalves, if you refuse to put a stop to this, you will pay, as the people will never forget what you permitted to happen under your watch.

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  6. That police should be suspended until the courts decide, they are behaving wickedly to some people, because they know that the law will be on their side. Some people can do any evil and the police will never touch them, why? Thank God that everything is only for a time, and whatever a man sows that should he reap, even its on your dying day. YOU WILL BE REPAID ONE DAY. Hope you do not have a family.

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  7. The WORST SET. OF. SLAVES ARE THOSE WHO WILL DO WHAT THEY PRESUME THEIR MASTER WILL WANT. TIME TO FREE OUR MINDS. FROM. MENTAL SLAVERY. POLICE SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU

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