The Village Council Elections got heated over the weekend in Teakettle Village where United Democratic Party’s Vice Chairman, Alberto August, got into a physical altercation with a woman. The People’s United Party supporter, Marie Welcome, was seen in a video assaulting August first by shoving a poster he had in his hand. In retaliation, August shoved her back and police had to intervene. Love News spoke with the Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow about the situation and he says that although Welcome was the aggressor, August’s reaction isn’t justified.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “Being nonviolent doesn’t mean you’re going to be passive and you’re going to be nonactionable. It simply means that you will not resort to violence no matter how you’re provoked so while I accept that the vice-chairman Mr.Alberto August was provoked from the video that I saw seems that he was hit first certainly it does not excuse hitting a woman or hitting anyone but in the context of GBV, in the context of us as a society trying to send a strong message that there’s a zero-tolerance for gender-based violence and for violence against women and children we as the UDP have to lead by example.”
Barrow says the matter is being dealt with internally.