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Three PPP supporters injured after Albion rally; police appeal for tolerance

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon confirmed that several persons were injured when unidentified persons hurled missiles at a vehicle that was transporting persons from the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) rally at Albion.

“Two women were struck to their head and shoulder, respectively, and a female child was struck to her left hand,” police said.

Demerara Waves Online News was told by a high-ranking officer in the Berbice Division that, contrary to a report in a section of the state media, no one was the victim of an acid attack. A medical doctor at a health care institution that treated the child said there was no evidence of burns by a corrosive substance, said the police source.

Investigations so far revealed that about 7:30 Sunday night (April 19, 2015), objects were allegedly thrown into a motor vehicle transporting supporters of the PPP/C political party in the vicinity of No. 50 Village, Corentyne.

The Guyana Police Force appealed to Guyanese to be tolerant during the electioneering period.”The Guyana Police Force is taking this opportunity to call on members of the public to be tolerant of the political activities that are taking place at this time and which are part of our democratic process; and is urging citizens to refrain from interfering with persons who may be of other political persuasions.”

The PPPC last week accused A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) coalition of harassing attendees at meetings of the incumbent party and the destruction of party paraphernalia such as banners and bill-boards.