July 25, 2014
Rasta march and rally

On July 23, in celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, former ruler of Ethiopia and a deity of the rastafari religion, the Nyabinghi Warriors held a march and rally in their quest to stomp out crime and violence in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

The local group, along with their rastafarian brethren and sistren, marched from the Peace Memorial Hall and along Bay Street before converging at Heritage Square where the rally was held.

Speaking briefly to SEARCHLIGHT, one of the Warriors, affectionately known as “Wadada”, said with the spate of crime and violence, they wanted to do their part to help in any way they can.

“We just trying to make an impact. We [are] trying to touch everything, you know… We also see that there isn’t much development among I and I as Rasta people so that is why we trying to make people see we is a true people in our society,” Wadada said.

While at the rally, people engaged themselves by singing songs, beating drums, waving flags bearing the image of the Lion of Judah and smoking cannabis.

Other Rastafarian brethren also spoke at the rally.(KW)