At an emergency virtual news conference on Saturday August 7th, 2021 opposition leader Dr. Godwin Friday expressed concern with police raids which he said were carried out at the homes of several supporters and other activists.
Dr. Friday said the action by the police was “uncalled for” as he listed some of the persons’ homes which were raided including the general secretary of the NDP – Tyrone James.
Dr. Friday noted that the persons whose homes were raided were those who were on the frontline of the protests on Thursday, August 5, 2021 whom he said were exercising their democratic right.
A host of the NDP’s new times radio programme, Colin Graham, was one of the persons whose homes were raided and at Saturday’s news conference he spoke on what transpired during the raid.
Also at Saturday’s news conference the opposition leader again condemned all acts of violence including the injury caused to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and wished him a speedy recovery.