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ILP’s Interim Leader Jack Warner, right, and party supporters sit in protest in Felicity

Thursday night, it was a sit-in at Green Park in Felicity for Interim leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner, to stop road works to lay pipes surrounding the venue of his last big meeting before the by-election.

Drivers had parked trucks, tractors and heavy equipment in the area, which Mr. Warner believed was being done to block him from having his campaign meeting tonight (Friday).

The work, carried out by contractor Kallco, encircled the park on all sides, barring vehicular traffic to the venue. All four sides were also dug up…

Chairs were brought in and neighbours and supporters joined in the impromptu protest action.

A music truck also passed through the area calling out the residents to join the group.

Mr. Warner said he had remained quiet during the worst of the Government statements against him, but this was taking it too far.

“This is the last straw,” Warner said. 

“I didn’t expect them to go this low,” he said. 

This can’t be her (referring to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar), it can’t be. I refuse to believe she would stoop this low,” Warner said.

News Power Now has been told that two foremen came out last night to tell Mr. Warner that the work would be completed before his meeting, but were challenged by the residents.