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If a policeman kills an African youth in Trinidad and Tobago, the narrative would be different because certain communities have been “isolated” in this country.

That’s the view of for­mer chairman of the Emancipation Support Com­mittee Khafra Kambon, who was asked by the Express on Mon­day to comment on the widespread pro­­tests taking place in the United States over the killing of African American George Floyd by a white policeman.

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Mode Alive chief executive offi­cer Gary Aboud has criticised a Facebook post made by his cousin, businessman Michael Patrick Aboud, which said protesters in the United States were using the George Floyd police killing as an excuse “to do what comes natural” to them.

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Police Commissioner Gary Griffith came out in defence of his officers yesterday when Fuad Abu Bakr attempted to compare the killing of Michael Thomas during a confrontation with police in 2019, with the death of George Floyd in the United States.

On May 25, Floyd, an African-American man, was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday once again denied having any conversations regarding Fuad Abu Bakr being screened as a People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate.

In an interview on Tobago Channel 5’s Rise and Shine morning programme, Rowley yet again distanced himself from Abu Bakr’s claims.

Shortly after, Abu Bakr took to his Facebook page where he insisted discussions were had with members of the party regarding his being screened for the Port of Spain South seat.