Protest against Rose Hall estate closure attracts large crowd

Hundreds of Berbicians yesterday turned out in large numbers as they stood in solidarity with sugar workers who protested government’s planned closure of GUYSUCO’s Rose Hall factory.

A very large crowd which included sugar workers, many vendors, hire car drivers, office clerks, students, housewives, business owners and even pensioners joined in the picketing exercise, organized by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), along the Canje main road to highlight the large numbers that would be affected by the closure.

The protestors assembled opposite the Rose Hall Estate, in Rose Hall, Canje from where they marched to Sheet Anchor Turn. They then marched back to the estate, where they gathered to be addressed by officials present.

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