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GUYANA: Well-known anti-government protester gunned down while urging people to vote

March 10th, 2015 | Tags: Courtney Crum-Ewing gunned down protester
Courtney Crum-Ewing. Photo: INews

The man, who protested for several days outside Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s office, was Tuesday night gunned down at Third Street, Diamond while urging people on a loud hailer to go out and vote.

He was identified as Courtney Crum-Ewing, a former soldier, who had led a one-man crusade against Nandlall outside his office on Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

Crum-Ewing's family lawyer, Nigel Hughes, told Demerara Waves Online that he and his client would be demanding that the autopsy be conducted by an international pathologist and that the police investigation be shadowed by a team of international investigators.

He was shot moments after another man was shot dead at Second Street, Agricola.

Police do not believe the two shootings are related.

8 Responses to “GUYANA: Well-known anti-government protester gunned down while urging people to vote”

  • We say (10/03/2015, 22:47) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Crying shame. They use violence to shut the voice of the strong thereby, shutting out the cry of the oppressed and further weakening the weak. This one is a gun but for many it is the threat of losing their job or victimization in the workplace. Sad, sad, sad. They can gun you down but they can't shut you up. Your cries will be heard from the grave. Stand strong family and don't stop until an international investigation into his death is conducted.

    Courtney Crum -Ewing x2 (shout it loud); reggae music knows your name.
  • Sleeper (13/03/2015, 12:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what happens to opponents of the Jagdeo/Ramotar racist regime when they dare to publicly criticize the government, especially if the critics are African Guyanese.......This is the stark truth and history of our country which has been suffering under the weight of ethnic conflict between East Indian and African Guyanese...
    The predominantly East Indian Government has over the last 15 years been tied to the extrajudicial killing of over 400 young people, mostly of African descent, all of which killings are yet to be investigated by the Guyana Police Force which only two days ago, had an East Indian appointed as its head.
    The current government is racist.
    • genaral (13/03/2015, 14:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't go down the road of talking racial when under PNC over 4000 Indians were killed in their 28 years as government !!! no one have knows who killed crum yet so why are you accusing the president? could be one of apnu men just to set foolish people up> don't be that foolish.
      • RedStorm (18/03/2015, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ general. Do you think if one man punch the eye out of another man, the same should be done to him? I believe not ! because that country will go blind. Diversity in people, places and things is what make our world a place to live. If a man oppress you, do not do the same to him. It is time the United Nation step into Guyana politics and streamline its police. Personal feelings have no place in ruling a country. It depends only on professionalism.
    • Cindy (13/03/2015, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Guys like crum don't have a job . So he talking money from Granger and naga aka (old turtle) to do all kinds of rubbish job and then they killed him to make it looks like the PPP c did!!! Wake up smart guyanese don't make the pnc fool u !!! Granger was in charge of the army when so many got killed ! Why put him a president!!!?
      • Buffalo Jill (17/03/2015, 21:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Answer this question. Why did Moses Nagamootoo leave the PPP? I have known him for as long as I can remember and have known him to a staunch PPP member. I was shocked, to say the least, when he left the party. Could it be that he realized that the party no longer held the values it was founded on? Personally I am no fan of the PPP, but I think Dr. Cheddi Jagan is probably rolling in his grave.
  • Shotto (13/03/2015, 16:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ask David granger about 1973 where he was involve in rigging election and the deaths of innocent civilians in his time as commander in chief!
  • RedStorm (18/03/2015, 11:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cindy, If Granger do not get the seat for the President, then it would be someone else most Guyanese would not appreciate. However, there is a quote from famous Gandhi " Be the change you want to see in this world" you cannot say change is needed, if it do not start with you.

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