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(Dominica News Online) The opposition United Workers Party will be hosting two public meetings on Thursday after the party was denied a march through Roseau which was organized for that same day.

The first meeting will be held at the Pottersville Hard Court at 5:00 pm while the other will be held in Lagoon at 7:00 pm, opposition leader Lennox Linton has revealed.

The UWP had planned the march through Roseau as it continues to call for the resignation of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and had written to the Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, for permission as dictated by the Constitution of Dominica.

However, in a letter, Carbon said permission was not granted.

“Be informed that pursuant to Section 5 (2) Public Order Act No. 501 of the Laws of Dominica, 1990 permission to hold a march on March 30, 2017 from 4:00 pm is denied for public safety and national security reasons,” the letter from Carbon to the UWP said.

Linton said the letter was dated March 24 but it was received by the UWP on March 27, just days before the march was expected to take place.

He described Carbon’s decision as ‘dictatorial’ and ‘brutal.’

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