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Tertiary education students join the call to stop the debate

by | Aug 24, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 4Tertiary education students have added their voices to the varying sectors of society calling for the debate on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2014 to be halted.

Ever since the Bill was introduced in Parliament by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar there has been opposition to the amendments proposed in the bill.

However, despite calls for more public consultations, the bill was passed in the Lower House On August 12.

The bill is to be debated in the Upper house on Tuesday.

President of the Tertiary Students Union Jean-Luke Atwell said a vigil will be held outside the Parliament from six this evening.

He is calling on Tertiary students to come out and let their voices be heard.

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President of the Tertiary Students Union Jean-Luke Atwell

Also staging a protest today is the group Fixin TnT.

In a release Kirk Waithe stated that their protest will start at 6pm and continue until the run-off is stopped on Tuesday.

 
Meanwhile, the Movement for Social Justice will also be holding a vigil in opposition of the upcoming debate.

The MSJ has also written to the independent Senators outlining their objections.

Their vigil will be held tomorrow.

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