The Guyana Police Force (GPF) this evening issued a statement warning that while it respects the rights of citizens, visitors and inhabitants to engage in peaceful protest, should protest activities degenerate into public disorder, it will take appropriate and condign action against all offenders. This, it said, is to protect the life of other citizens and to safeguard property.
The GPF said it noted with concerns the events that unfolded today in the various police divisions. Despite this, the force said its ranks maintained their posture of restraint. But some persons, the GPF pointed out decided to engage in unlawful acts which led to six of its ranks being injured. It also led to damage to properties including those owned by the State.