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Groups distance themselves from UNIBAM effigy
Three of the participants in the pro-Constitution March, BelizeCan, Belize Action and Rise and Shine, have issued a statement regarding photographs purporting to show the hanging in effigy of UNIBAM, the United Belize Advocacy Movement.
The statement titled: “Distasteful Image in Toledo Constitution March” says that while they – BelizeCan, Belize Action and Rise and Shine – did not see the effigy themelves, they heard about it and instructed its removal.
“We strongly condemn and discourage the use of such placards or images which can be perceived as sending the wrong message. We encourage Belizeans to exercise their right to rally in a respectful, responsible, and God-fearing manner,” said the statement. Louis Wade, the owner of Plus
TV and host of the Rise and Shine morning talk show, this evening told West Vision that “in 3 marches we have had a total over 7000 people with thousands of plackards. We refuse to let one plackard which we asked to be taken down, to define our peaceful people movement.”
The July 5th pro-Constitution March and rally in Toledo was organized by Church leaders in the district. The aim of the event was to “ask the Government to bring the Gender Policy in conformity with the preamble of the Constitution.”