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The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has been asked by the police to state the purpose of the party’s planned protest march, which is due to take place on October 8.
Leader of the LPM Therold Prudent said his party received a letter from the Office of the Commissioner of Police signed by the acting top cop Errol Alexander, asking to state the purpose of the activity.
Prudent said the letter also highlighted that the name or names of the persons staging the activity were not mentioned, nor were the point of departure and conclusion.
But the LPM leader said the party letter requesting permission for the march did clearly state these plans.
While admitting that LPM did not mention the purpose for the march, Prudent said he believes it was disrespectful for the acting top cop to raise questions about the organisers.
He asserted that letter of request was bearing LPM’s letterhead and signed by the LPM chairman.
The political leader said the police commissioner cannot “pretend” that he is not aware of the LPM, stating that the party is registered with the Electoral Commission and has an assigned political symbol.
The top cop has also requested an estimate of how many persons would attend the march, which in Prudent’s view is even more ridiculous, given that the protest march can attract any number of people.
Prudent said the LPM plans to respond to the commissioner, only to state the purpose of the protest march.
He said he sees this as a means of trying to thwart the process of undertaking a peaceful protest march.
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