March against mandatory vaccines. Photo by Loop
Press Release
August 24, 2021
Barbados police launch internal probe in anti-vaccine march

As police continue an internal investigation into this month’s march against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, coordinator of the Steering Committee of Barbados Concerned Citizens Against Mandated and Coerced Vaccinations, Winston Clarke, is crying foul.

A coalition of concerned Barbadians gathered at Pelican Village to unveil their plans to peacefully protest against Government’s proposal to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by Loop

Last Friday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Oral Williams told the WEEKEND NATION the probe had started but he could not say more at this stage.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, large crowds are prevented from gathering. However, on August 7, about 2 000 people took part in the protest action from Pelican Village to Independence Square in The City.

According to video footage, groups walked with placards, chanted and sang through the streets, but Clarke said he had no knowledge of that. (BarbadosNation)