Gang Suppression Unit suppresses Mayans en route to protest

Remy Choc

And while some protestors made it Belmopan to picket outside the National Assembly Building this morning, a second busload was turned back upon reaching Armenia. Both buses were met by a contingent of armed officers, believed to be members of the Gang Suppression Unit, who formed an ad hoc checkpoint near the outskirts of the village. According to Remy Choc, the passengers were required to exit the vehicles where a complete search of their persons was conducted in a nearby field. When it was discovered that the second bus was being driven without a permit for charter, the driver and his commuters, were forced to return south but not before an exchange with the officers.

Remy Choc

“We got a call from one of the bus drivers and a lady. They said that the police were dressed in civilian uniform, dragon unit. They pulled them over and they took them to afield and they took out everybody from out of the bus. We never did have a close chat with the people but when we came here because the time was on the doc, so we told them we need to start the process. Don’t worry about that. We came here not with the violence, we came here with love to let our minister and the senator hear the people. At least give us that chance.”

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