Saturday, 4 April 2020
After reading this Trinidad Express news article, can you tell me what law (if any) these protesters would have broken?
Laws were broken from the very first paragraph of the article, which reads:
“Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has launched an investigation into a report that about 15 persons blocked Bridge Road, Sangre Grande, with burning debris last night in protest of the reported removal of COVID-19 patients from the Couva Hospital to a building in their area.”
According to the Summary Offences Act 1921, as amended:
64. (1) Any person who commits any of the following offences in any street is, for each offence, liable to a fine of two hundred dollars or to imprisonment for one month, that is to say, any person who:
(j) throws or lays down any stone, timber, or any other materials
(n) in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage of any street