In Roseau, Dominica the protest dubbed “Walk for Peace, Prosperity and Freedom,” had its third outing on Wednesday.
Although the numbers were less than the initial two peaceful protests, those on the walk this third time around, remained as focused as they have been in their bid to hold the government led by
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit accountable.
One of the women who spoke there said while there has been criticism that the protesters should do more than just walking, and become more action oriented.
She appealed for an end to what she called the political divisiveness plaguing the country.
“And those people who are talking, most of the talkers are not walking,” she said. “Now we are walking, what are we going to do from here, where are we going and what are we going to leave behind? This political divisiness has to go, we have to stand on principle. That means if we are asking Mr. Skerrit for accountability and transparencey we need to demand for whoever comes there after him. If we are asking transparency, accountability especially financially of the government and the Dominica Labour Party, we need to demand it from all the parties. If not, nothing is going to change.”
Meanwhile there was speculation Wednesday afternoon that activist, Athie Martin, who organizes the walk protests, was arrested by the police.
Martin did contact Osar News to confirm that the police came to his home Wednesday Afternoon.
There is confirmation as well that the police came to his home both on Tuesday and yesterday Wednesday, but he was not arrested.
The walk represents a group of individuals from political parties, the private sector, religious and civil society organizations calling for good and accountable governance on the island.