BREAKING NEWS: Well-known anti-government protester gunned down while urging people to vote

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 1:40 by GxMedia

The body of Courtney Crum-Ewing with the loud hailer next to him (photo from Nigel Hughes Facebook Page)

The man, who protested for several days outside Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s office, was Tuesday night gunned down at Third Street, Diamond while urging people on a loud hailer to go out and vote.

He was identified as Courtney Crum-Ewing, a former soldier, who had led a one-man crusade against Nandlall outside his office on Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

Crum-Ewing’s family lawyer, Nigel Hughes, told Demerara Waves Online that he and his client would be demanding that the autopsy be conducted by an international pathologist and that the police investigation be shadowed by a team of international investigators.

Hughes said the activist was shot dead while on a loud hailer urging residents of his neighbourhood to go out and vote on May 11, 2015.  Crum-Ewing lives at Fourth Street, Diamond.

Crum-Ewing was killed moments after another man was shot dead at Second Street, Agricola.

Police do not believe the two shootings are related.