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Slain Lindeners laid to rest…Monument to be erected in their honour – Granger

Slain Lindeners laid to rest…Monument to be erected in their honour – Granger

AUGUST 2, 2012 | BY KNEWS |
lBy Jenelle Carter

As sunrise greeted the mining town of Linden yesterday there was a somber mood, as what would have been an Emancipation celebration turned out to be the day the community buried three of their loved ones. By the end of the day it was established that a monument would be erected in their honour at the Wismar shore.

Ron Somerset

At the break of dawn, the remains of Shemroy Bouyea, Ron Somerset and Allan Lewis left the mining town for the Square of the Revolution where they were met by a large gathering for a viewing.
As the procession made its way back to Linden, the massive crowd thronged the Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge, the very site at which the men lost their lives.

While there was very little police presence throughout the area from Amelia’s Ward to Wismar, there was a relatively heavy army presence.
Persons braved intermittent rainfall as they came out in their thousands to bid farewell to what many referred to as their “fallen heroes” and “martyrs”.   Continue reading

Big turnout at Square for viewing of slain Lindeners

Big turnout at Square for viewing of slain Lindeners

Posted By Stabroek editor On August 1, 2012 @ 12:51 pm |  Comments

A moving funeral service and viewing took place at the Square of the Revolution today for Shemroy Bouyea, Allan Lewis and Ron Somerset – the three shooting victims of the Linden electricity uprising as about 2,000 persons paid their respects and called for justice.

Amid African drumming and music befitting Freedom Day, and overlooked by the Cuffy monument, three hearses bearing the bodies of the slain men who were shot and killed by Police departed the Square of the Revolution after lunch for Linden where a service will be held at the Wismar-Mackenzie bridge – the location where they died on July 18 when they were part of a protest demanding that Government withdraw a proposal for higher electricity tariffs.

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