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Group Plans Another Anti-Crime March and Rally

The group that spearheaded the “Freedom March” earlier this year is once again planning to host an anti-crime rally in the wake of the spike in murders in the country in recent weeks.

President of the No Bail, Let Capital Punishment Prevail Committee Dr. Margo Seymour said she is “infuriated” by the level of crime, specifically murders, in the country and noted that the last march held did not “fall on the ears of the government.”

“We welcome all Bahamians to join us,” she said.

“Anyone that has had a family member murdered or anyone that cares about this country should join us. This is a non-political event. All we want to do is impress upon the government to make changes for the people. People are being murdered too much.”

According to statistics, seven murders were recorded in March 2013 and 18 in March this year.

“We are in trouble and if we don’t push the government to make changes then we will be in more trouble and our country will be lost,” Dr. Seymour said.

Families Of All Murdered Victims (FOAM) President Khandi Gibson supported the march in February and is a “staunch supporter” of no bail for those charged with murder.

“Any amount of murders affects a country,” she said.

“It takes a village to raise a child. We should not wait until it hits our door to do something. We need to stand in the gap now because at this rate no one knows who is next. In unity there is strength so we are calling everyone to come out. This is not political so come out and support this initiative to keep murderers off our streets.”

Determine for Absolute Change Founder Troy Garvey said a group from Grand Bahama will also be joining to support the anti-crime march and rally.

“I think everyone in this country should join forces and get the government to act and enforce the law on the books,” he said.

“We cannot have these murderers walking the streets free. We need everyone in full force to be proactive. We see what happened in Grand Bahama the other day and although that may have been acts of retaliation that is not a good message to send to the world.

He said the people need to show the government “who is really in control.”

“We need to live in peace because people are barricading themselves in their homes like they are living in cages,” Mr. Garvey said.

“People don’t want to come out and enjoy life and that’s sad.”

The last march was held on February 1.

The next march is planned for May 3 beginning at Christie Park on Nassau Street and will end in Rawson Square.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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