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Guyanese Facebook Commentator’s Comments Sparks Outrage

(Guyana Chronicle) Protesters defied police, and tensions boiled over for some, as a small, but heated protest, ‘picked up steam’ on Tuesday morning, outside the South Ruimveldt home of social media commentator, Guyanese Critic, real name Michael Rodrigues, who has come under severe ‘backlash’ for racist comments he made in a social media video on Monday.

Initially planned to go down outside the former Royal Castle building at the South Ruimveldt entrance at 09:00 hours, protesters were met with a pre-empted police presence at that location and decided to instead literally carry the fight to Critic’s doorstep.Among those in attendance, in the gathering of mostly women, were former Minister of Youth Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency, Simona Broomes, local Gospel Singer, Kester D; social media personalities Melissa Atwell and Mondale Smith, and former Miss Guyana Universe, Melissa Payne.

Outside of critic’s home the protesters held placards reading things such as. “I am black and I can read”, “Be the change you want to see, fight racism” and “Indian or black racists must go”, while they chanted calls for persons to “unfollow” and “mute” Critic, and the nation’s motto of “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”.

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