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May 18, 2017

COLA Says “Yellow Man” Must Be Disciplined

President of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, Geovannie Brackett, is no stranger to the back and forth in the National Assembly.  Last September at the height of the wrangle over the Senate Special Select Committee, he and Raymond Rivers verbally targeted Senator for the Churches Ashley Rocke, who sponsored the winning resolution for a six-member Committee. Now as that Committee’s work was disrupted on Wednesday and members of the media targeted and threatened, Brackett spoke at length with News Five today to condemn what he feels are the deliberate actions of the United Democratic Party to sidetrack the Committee. He said that Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett, a man with some authority in the House, disgraced that office with his attack on reporter Marisol Amaya, and that Chairman Aldo Salazar and the Police should have done more.


Geovannie Brackett

Geovannie Brackett, President, COLA

“I can understand when you want to make a point or protest. But if you are going to protest in that fashion, then Mr. Audinett – Brian Audinett, Yellowman – he should have acknowledged that hear what, this comes with consequences. So if you’re going to make a move in the House like that, then you are subject to being kicked out of the House. So you’ve made your point, you’ve said your statement to Mr. Courtenay – whatever you wanted to say; and then they ask you to leave – you leave or you cool it down. To me I was enraged by it and when Yellowman went after Marisol Amaya as well…it was the cameraman from PLUS TV who was affected, I believe was assaulted, Mr. Ellis, the cameraman from Channel Seven, was threatened and Marisol was assaulted – why did he have to touch the camera phone for Marisol and she’s a female? To prove what? That doesn’t prove anything. And in all instances the police did nothing – the police just watched the situation grow out of control and did absolutely nothing. The last time COLA and its affiliates were at the House, there were two or three police officers; within half an hour there were eighteen to twenty police officers. When we made our statements, we didn’t throw anything at any cameramen; we didn’t threaten anybody. Mr. Salazar had the authority as the Chairman of that Committee, that inquiry, to demand from the police – not just in a subtle way, and say ‘Kindly, kindly move’ and go to suspend the House – he had the authority to forcibly remove those gentlemen.”

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