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President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday called on Guyanese protesting the murder of Isaiah and Joel Henry to act responsibly in keeping with the laws of the country.
In a statement, the President said seeking justice cannot be associated with the level of criminality, destruction of property and robbery committed on innocent Guyanese.
There have been reports of vehicles being damaged by protestors and unconfirmed reports of being physically attacked in areas where protest action acre taking place.
The President said the Police Force has briefed him on “the severity of attacks, damage to property, robberies and brutality associated with a number of the protest action in Region Five” noting that these individuals who continue to cause public harm and mischief cannot pretend to be doing so in the name of justice.
The President stated that he was updated on the progress of the police investigation into the murders and they have assured him that they will leave no stone unturned in ensuring justice for Joel and Isaiah is achieved, professionally.
“They have also assured me that the individuals who have caused harm to members of the public and private property will be identified and processed in accordance with the laws.I call once again on all Guyanese to condemn the brutal murder of Joel and Isaiah and to also condemn the brutality and unlawful behaviour of those who have inflicted injury, and robbed and damaged property of innocent Guyanese.”, the President said.
President Ali said “this is a time for us to reflect as a nation and to redouble our efforts towards strengthening relations”.