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Apr 20, 2021

P.S.U. Orange Walk Protest in Central Park

In Orange Walk Town, a hand full of public servants marched around the Central Park in the sweltering midday heat. There were no picket signs or anti-corruption placards being waved at that location.  Their laps around the Central Park were done with no loud singing or shouts of solidarity.  Instead, it was a quiet protest march, and the only sign of solidarity was the yellow shirts that all P.S.U. members wore.  We spoke to Maria Aban, the Orange Walk P.S.U. Chairperson, who told us more about their midday activities in town.

 

Maria Aban, P.S.U. Chairperson, Orange Walk

“Well today is day two of our plan of activities that we have for this week. We will just be having a walk around the park just to continue educating the population as to what we are fighting for. We have a stand that we have made, and we just must continue fighting for what we have decided we will do. We want people to understand we are not only fighting for this salary cut as how it is being portrayed out there. The main reason for our fight is good governance, implementing legislation that will change the corruption that has our country where it is at the current moment.”

 

Maria Aban

Paul Lopez

“How do you feel about the reach of yesterday’s action and yesterday’s message? Do you feel as if your point was sent across?”

 

Maria Aban

“It was because everyone was talking about that. And we know people are aware of what we are trying to do. Of course, we will have people that are against it. But in everything not everyone will be with you. You just must fight until the end, that is all we can do, and ask people to continue to understand what we are fighting for. Like what they said do not attack the messenger, at least be informed of what the message is about. And maybe from there we will all be working together for a better Belize.”


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