PPP urges action on `terroristic' pamphlet
Guyana Chronicle
May 6, 2002

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THE People's Progressive Party (PPP) has said it is now quite clear that the step taken by the administration in labelling the actions and statements by certain elements in the PNC/R, and the propaganda by certain talk show hosts as "terroristic" and "anti-police" has again been given credibility.

In a statement, the main partner in the governing PPP/Civic (PPP/C) alliance said a pamphlet now being widely circulated is headed `FIVE FOR FREEDOM' and "its contents are purely terroristic and anti-Police".

This follows another pamphlet that called the five wanted bandits/murderers "freedom fighters" which originated from the violent PNC/R (the main Opposition People's National Congress Reform) organised Buxton, East Coast Demerara march last month, the PPP said.

It noted that the pamphlet issues the ominous threat that with immediate effect, Government officials, all Police ranks and their families are now classified as "TARGETS".

According to this pamphlet, people will be "killed, kidnapped and burnt to death, no remorse nor tolerance" will be shown for those who side with the Police Force, the PPP pointed out.

It said, "This threatening pamphlet was sent to the General Secretary of the PPP and several Government officials."

"We call on the Police Force and on foreign agencies and civil society to take immediate note and all appropriate action to support the people of Guyana in opposing these `anti-police and terroristic' threats.

"All appropriate action must be taken by the law enforcement authorities, with the cooperation of all law-abiding citizens to bring those behind this threatening pamphlet to justice", the PPP urged.