Thursday, November 22, 2012

Build the highway, protesters in Penal say

People who will be affected by the highway to Point Fortin staged a protest in south Trinidad Wednesday, urging the government to proceed with the project.

They gathered with placards at the Penal constituency office of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and on the street outside the office. 

"We want the highway, we want it right now," they chanted. The placards carried varying messages of support. One read: "We want progress, open the highway".

Some of the protesters criticised Highway Reroute leader Wayne Kublalsingh, calling him "a wicked man" who does not live in the area. One man, whose house is in the path of the highway is read to move. "
The highway is for progress and me and my family stand for progress. It will be beneficial for the entire country," Amjad Ali of Fyzabad told reporters.

Devi Singh, of SS Erin Road, said: "We have to compromise and obey the law. If I was told I had to move, I might have fought like them. But in the end, I would do what is for the good of our country."

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