On Friday, August 3 there will be an unveiling of a monument erected in Buxton to memorialize the more than 400 Guyanese who have died as a result of police action since 1992. The monument which is located opposite Tipperary Hall at Buxton Middle Walk is the brainchild of Buxtonion, Morris Wilson. According to him, he wanted to dramatize in a lasting manner the scourge of extrajudicial killings over the last two decades and also to properly honor the victims, most of whom perished between 2002 and 2006. The unveiling of the monument was fast-tracked in the wake of the recent shootings in Linden, which claimed the lives of three residents.
The unveiling ceremony, which begins at 4 pm will feature cultural presentations and a roll call of the names of the victims. There will also be presentations by Morris Wilson, AFC Executive Member, Nigel Hughes, PNCR and Opposition Leader, David Granger and WPA Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds.