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AG hints at legal proceedings against persons who incite racial hostility

Attorney General Anil Nandlall.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall has hinted at legal proceedings against persons from the Opposition camp for inciting racial hostility in the country.

Nandlall made it clear that persons who are involved in inciting ‘racial hostility’ in the country will be dealt with through legal means.

He made these statements during his weekly television programme “Issues in the News” on Tuesday evening.

Opposition Leader and Leader of the PNC/R Aubrey Norton, during a protest held in Buxton on Monday, alleged charges instituted against two ranks for obstructing the course of justice were a cover-up for the involvement of “some indo Guyanese” who are involved in the shooting.

Chief Whip and Member of Parliament Christopher Jones had also claimed that ‘young black people’ were being discriminated against.

The Attorney General stated that this is putting hate into young people’s minds and said, “These are statements, as I said, that are being examined. They have to be examined by the law enforcement agencies. We cannot continue…this is not a responsible utterance anymore. This is incendiary and inflammatory utterances in a country where there are ethnic issues like Guyana; they can have combustive impacts.”

“Mr. Norton cannot be unaware of these implications, Mr. Christopher Jones cannot be unaware of these implications, and they must be held responsible.”

In addition, the Attorney General noted that law enforcement agencies would be examining cases where individuals incited violence during the Golden Grove protest.

“Those persons who are doing so in the United States of America, on social media in Guyana and who are also present and who even after the violence continued along this path to encourage more illegality and more criminality, those persons conduct and utterances are also under review not only by law enforcement agencies in Guyana but also outside of Guyana and they also will be dealt with the full force of the law.”


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