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Man detained for St Thomas protest to file suit January

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 10:28 AM

The attorney for one of the organisers of the recent protests against poor road conditions in St Thomas says he plans to file a lawsuit against the government by mid-January in relation to the detention of his client.

Omar Ryan was detained on November 7 at the Constant Spring Police lock-up on suspicion of malicious destruction of property and other criminal activities.

He was released without charge the following day.

His attorney Bert Samuels, says his client has instructed him to seek damages.

He says the documents are now being prepared to be filed in the Corporate Area Civil Court.

Samuels says he believes the case is a clear-cut one.