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Opposition legislator arrested

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:19 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):

An opposition legislator was yesterday arrested by police over statements he allegedly made during a recent public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP), a senior official of the party has said.

UWP Deputy Political Leader Joshua Francis told the Dominica News Online publication that Hector John, the parliamentary representative for the Salisbury Constituency on the island’s west coast, is being questioned by police for alleged incitement.

Francis said that John’s arrest is related to a statement which he made at a recent meeting of the UWP in Roseau and that the party was moving to secure legal representation for John, who was still in police custody up to yesterday evening.

Last week, John told party supporters that the government should not think about calling general elections as “without electoral reform, you will have civil unrest on your hands”.