Adrian Acosta, representative of Concerned Citizens of T&T. (Image: SHARLENE RAMPERSAD)
SHARLENE RAMPERSAD

As the Government gets set to begin its debate on an extension to the State of Emergency, one man staged a “peace walk” around the Queens Park Savannah, demanding the SoE be brought to end.

Clad in a white t-shirt, Adrian Acosta, a representative of the group, Concerned Citizens of T&T, began his walk shortly after 11 am.

Acosta had issued a call on social media on Tuesday, asking citizens who shared his concerns about the SoE to join him.

However, no one else showed up.

Unfazed, Acosta tied sticks to his vinyl sign and prepared to make the trek around the Savannah alone.

He told Guardian Media he felt the SoE was a waste of time and it had done nothing to stem the spread of COVID-19.

He is also opposed to any effort to make vaccines mandatory.

Acosta accused the Government of using the SoE to trample on the rights of citizens.

He said he would make one trip around the Savannah with his sign and then head to the Parliament.

Several groups, including the Opposition UNC, have called on citizens to show their dissatisfaction with the SoE by honking their horns and flashing their lights when the debate begins in the Parliament.

This is a developing situation and Guardian Media will bring you updates throughout the day.