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I write this letter with tears in my eyes and tears in my heart. I heard so many stories and it is too much now, way too much. As I watched the video on social media with members or a member of the Guyana Police Force allegedly assaulting the relatives of the Henry boys, Joel, and Isaiah Henry. Editor, I will be honest, black people in Guyana have had enough from this PPP/C government rejection of us! I am begging my black brothers and sisters to please, please, please understand, that this is not about our Indo-Guyanese brothers and sisters, they have nothing to do with this. I know that many black people are angry, some of them are livid, but this is between the PPP/C government and black people and we need to settle this with the government.
Since the PPP/C government was sworn into office on August 2, 2020, we have seen a behaviour that we have never seen from a government before in this country and I sincerely hope that we will never witness this again.
But the government is not playing this game fair; many black people are asking why? What did they do? The government ought to help us to understand why? Many black people believe that the government has a masterplan behind this display that we are witnessing, I sincerely hope that they do have a plan, and that the plan has an end soon end date. Initially many of us thought that members of the government were trying to get some feeling out of their system, but it has been four months now.
I say to the PPP/C government to ‘STOP PERSECUTING BLACK PEOPLE IN GUYANA, STOP IT AND STOP IT NOW! Stop using the institutions of the state to violate the human rights and discriminate against one group of Guyanese. This is a very disruptive way to govern and it must stop now! It must stop now!
Many of us are struggling every day to ‘guard our hearts’, so that we do not become bitter, but enough is enough; could you imagine this cycle continuing? Thank God that as a people we are better than this! As a people our bonds are stronger than this. This is a very low way to govern, very low.
Citizen Audreyanna Thomas