UWP planning to file criminal complaints against Prime Minister Skerrit following inflammatory remarks
The United Workers Party (UWP) is reportedly planning to file criminal complaints against Prime Minister Skerrit following alleged inflammatory remarks made by him at a St. Joseph meeting on the night of Tuesday 2nd February 2016. In a press release on Thursday, the UWP alleges that the statements, described as “frightening and highly inflammatory,” incited segments of Dominica’s population to threaten and harass members of the UWP and the filing of the complaints are being done “in the interest of peace of this country.”
The complaints will be filed with the “Chief of Police, the Inspectors in-charge of the Roseau and St. Joseph Police Stations alleging that Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has incited certain segments of the Dominican population to continuously intimidate, threaten & harass the UWP’s Executive, and every supporter of the Party.”
At the public meeting the Prime Minister said “I view them as traitors and I want you to do the same as well,” he told supporters. When you see them on the streets, in the supermarket, at a funeral, on a plane or even in their cars, shout out to every single one of them – Traitor! What do you call them? Traitor! When you see Lennox Linton, what do you call him? Traitor! When you see Thomson Fontaine, what do you call him? Traitor! When you see Monelle Williams, what do you call her? Traitor!!”
According to the UWP, “these words tell their own story and relay their own messages of fear. The Executive of the UWP calls on every Dominican to disregard the irresponsible, illegal & frighteningly inciting directive to intimidate, threaten and harass Members and supporters of the UWP issued by Dominica’s Prime Minister. The UWP also calls on Dominicans to refrain from participating in conduct that would disturb the Peace in Dominica as a result of the Prime Minister’s directives.”
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