Fresh calls have gone out for the Mottley-administration to give the exact date for the removal of Lord Nelson’s statue from The City.
This is from General Secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, David Denny, in an official statement issued to the media.
This is against the backdrop of the Government’s previous agreement to remove the statue back in July.
“The Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration would like to call on the Government of Barbados to let the people of Barbados know when Lord Nelson will be removed from our national Heroes Square.”
Denny said the promise to remove the statue during the season of Emancipation has made CMPI intensify the call as the season is drawing to a close.
“The season of Emancipation will end on Sunday 23 August and therefore the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration wants the Government of Barbados to issue a statement so that the people of Barbados will know the date and time when Lord Nelson will be removed from our National Heroes’ Square… we feel very strongly that this activity, in relation to the removal of Lord Nelson should be a public activity so that the people of Barbados can go there and witness the removal of Lord Nelson from our National Heroes Square.”
Meanwhile, the CMPI has made plans to stage another protest this Saturday, August 22, next to the statue of Lord Nelson as a means of strengthening their position around the call for the removal. Denny said the protest is critical for Barbadians “to celebrate that long struggle” which began with the Bussa Rebellion into the 1937 riots and now encompasses the call for the removal of Lord Nelson.
Those looking for more information can contact David Denny on Facebook, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2864052/5465697.