There was no crowd of persons from west Kingston descending on Gordon House as planned yesterday, but spokesman for the Tivoli Committee, Lloyd D'Aguilar, is still expressing optimism that their message was heard.
D'Aguilar and four other men met with Speaker of the House Michael Peart as planned at 1 p.m.
D'Aguilar said Peart listened keenly and promised to speak with Justice Minister Mark Golding about releasing the terms of reference for the commission of enquiry into the incursion.
"He (Peart) said he's going to get back to us very shortly about our demand to address Parliament," D'Aguilar explained. "We are very optimistic that he will, in fact, allow us to speak."
D'Aguilar said they accomplished their objectives, though the numbers were less than expected. He said residents were still behind the committee and blamed ongoing violence in the area for their no-show.
"It kind of put a damper on everything because people were afraid," he said. "We got positive feedback from the people that they were going to be there."
The purpose of the march was to petition Peart as the group wanted to highlight the physical and financial burdens which west Kingston residents continue to face three years after the incursion.
They advocate that not all who suffered damage were compensated. They also contend that a number of persons who were wounded by the security forces cannot afford their medication.
The committee rejects any commission of enquiry that does not involve the International Criminal Court (ICC).
D'Aguilar said a lawyer had been retained in the United Kingdom and was preparing a brief to carry to the ICC to determine whether a valid prima facie case has been made out.