PRESS RELEASE TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF PROTEST ACTION: RULE OF LAW MARCH 4 AND 5 People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Friday, May 14, 2004




The People’s Movement for Justice continued its street action against state terrorism and for the restoration of the rule of law in Guyana. On Thursday 13th May, 2004, despite the rainy weather, several hundred Guyanese took off from the Square of the Revolution at midday and marched along a route that took them west along Brickdam, north along King Street (adjacent to the Ministry of Home Affairs), east along Church Street, and then back to the Square of the Revolution. The marchers stopped at the Ministry of Home Affairs for over five minutes where they shouted chants such as “No Leave, Resign now”, “Rain or Shine, Gajraj must resign”.

On Friday, 14th May, 2004, the People’s Movement for Justice organised a second day of street activities. The march departed the Square of the Revolution at 4 pm and followed the same route as the previous day. A public meeting was held after the march at the Square of the Revolution. Marchers were addressed by Mr. Desmond Trotman, Chairman of the PMJ, and by the Leader of the PNCR, Mr. Robert Corbin.

Mr. Corbin praised the participants for the staying the course for over four months. He said the PNCR will continue its actions once its legitimate demands are not met. No new march was announced as Mr. Corbin stated that the party has to consider the new unfolding developments.


People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Friday, May 14, 2004