THE ST VINCENT and the Grenadines Teachers Union (SVGTU) said it stands in support of teacher and activist Adriana King, who was arrested and charged in connection with the August 5, 2021 protest in Kingstown.
“It has been brought to the attention of the National Executive of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) that a member of our union, sis. Adriana King, was arrested yesterday Friday 13 August, 2021. While we are unclear of the details surrounding her unfortunate detainment, we offer our support to her and her family in this difficult situation,” a release from the union dated August 14 states.
“We call for fair due process as it is her constitutional right. The National Executive promises to monitor the situation as it progresses”, the release continued.
The union said that a General Meeting was held on Wednesday August 11 at which the membership “voted to continue our protest against the amendment to the Public Health legislation if it is assented to by Her Excellency, the Governor General. We have the right to assemble peacefully as given to us by the Constitution”.
Further, the union called “on the authorities to practice good governance and allow the democratic processes that govern the country to be exercised on all citizens of our blessed land, Hairouna”.