Flood-battered Yakusari residents block road
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol
Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:04
Several of the protesters talking after police removed the debris.
Residents of the agricultural community of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder on Saturday morning burnt tyres and blocked the public road to protest severe flooding there.
Residents told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ) that about 50 persons engaged in the protest action before 9 AM.
Police later turned up on the scene and removed the debris. No one was arrested.
Flood waters have inundated the lower flats of houses in the rice fields and vegetable farms.
Two excavators have been deployed to the area to clear the outfall of the Number 43 Village channel to help ease the flood woes caused by intense rainfall.
The Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy was expected to address the residents later Saturday