Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

Premier: “Government does not accept protest during King’s Day”

WhitemanWILLEMSTAD – During the recent press conference of the Council of Minister, the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Dr. Bernhard Whiteman indicated that the government has strong evidence that there are certain groups that want to use King’s Day to hold protests on the island and to disrupt public order.

“We have information that there are groups that want to hold demonstrations at Brionplein or near the harbor entrance in Otrabanda. This with the aim of disrupting public order. We will not accept that public order will be disrupted during King’s Day,” said the Prime Minister.

Whiteman did not want to give more details about the groups when asked by some of the members of the media present at the press conference.

Whiteman indicated that the doors of the government are always open to any kind of unrest that exists in every person, group or organization in the community. “But this should be done in an orderly and civilized manner. I therefore call on everyone to reflect on this day, so it can become a festive day as originally planned.”

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