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St Vincent's Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves hit in the head with a rock and left covered in blood at a protest against mandatory Covid jabs for health workers in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, 74, was passing through the crowd outside parliament in Kingstown when he got hit by a projectile. Above, Gonsalves is covered in blood following the attack

  • Ralph Gonsalves, 74, was passing through the crowd outside parliament when the attack happened  
  • An opposition demonstrator is said to have hurled a projectile at the PM
  • The public were protesting the proposed Public Health Amendment Bill which would require frontline workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine

The prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has been hospitalised after getting hit in the head by a stone during a protest against a proposed vaccine mandate. 

Ralph Gonsalves, 74, was passing through the crowd outside parliament in Kingstown when the attack happened. He was rushed from the scene after suffering bloody injuries. 

The crowd on Thursday was protesting against the government's plans to require most frontline health workers to be vaccinated against coronavirus

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, 74, was passing through the crowd outside parliament in Kingstown when he got hit by a projectile. Above, Gonsalves is covered in blood following the attack

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, 74, was passing through the crowd outside parliament in Kingstown when he got hit by a projectile. Above, Gonsalves is covered in blood following the attack

In a press release, the Office of the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines said around 200 demonstrators were 'responding to a call to action from the Leader of the opposition' and 'picketed the Parliament and blocked the entrance to the building.'

'When the crowd prevented the vehicle carrying the Prime Minister from driving through the gate of the Parliament, he alighted the vehicle and attempted to enter on foot.'

'An opposition demonstrator then hurled a projectile at the Prime Minister, which struck him on the head, inches above the temple. 

'The Prime Minister, bleeding profusely, was taken to the Milton Caro Memorial Hospital by his security detail, where he was met by his wife.'

In a statement to the parliament, St Vincent's finance minister Camillo Gonsalves said the prime minister has been flown to Barbados for an MRI Thursday night, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reported.  

It has been reported that prime minister Gonsalves is recovering and stayed in the hospital overnight for observation.

The crowd blocked the Prime Minister's vehicle, forcing him to enter the parliament on foot. Above, Gonsalves is rushed from the scene
The crowd blocked the Prime Minister's vehicle, forcing him to enter the parliament on foot. Above, Gonsalves is rushed from the scene

St Vincent and the Grenadines, made up of over 32 islands, suffered from 2,298 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths since the pandemic began, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, reports the BBC

The figures also show that at least 9% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

The vaccine unrest of Thursday happened nine months after the Prime Minister was elected to serve his fifth term.

His proposed Public Health Amendment Bill was the main reason for the protests, as it required various categories of state employees to be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to work in the frontline. 

In order to clear up misinformation surrounding the subject, the Prime Minister had declared on Monday that the bill 'does not involve any legal penalty or punishment on anyone who fails and/or refuses to take the vaccine or test for COVID-19', reported the Jamaica Observer

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Comment by vaughn mitchell 12 minutes ago

Stupid people, when they get the virus, and start dropping dead, then they will see. People are going to turn into zombies next.

Hi, I will start by saying, people have a right to make their own choice, even if they have to die, I repeat even if they have to DIE! your life is your-own and no-one-else. It’s your choice to take it and it’s up to you, just don't take other/s with you.

You stated here: "Stupid people, when they get the virus, and start dropping dead" I will address the word STUPID! Even so, they might be, it’s theirs, and no one has the right to tell them otherwise.

We can only appeal to them to consider the latter, but it is still up to them.

When WE/YOU/US start to allow any entity to tell YOU/US what, how, when and why in a free society, to do, we are in trouble of loosen our freedom of choice.

Never tell a person/s whom is bent on making that decision of ending their life/s, they can’t! never say those words, all you can do is to reason with them, asked HE/SHE/them if they are Willing to try another way, with help, and WITH KIND HELP, AGAIN KIND HELP, not lip-service, if not, they will go right back, wanted to do what they plan to do in the first place. If you can’t, shut up and find someone who can, or be honest with them about how you see things, trying to help them. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

People have choices and should do everything in their powers to keep it so. Slavery came about, because a set of people, (so call master/s) who/whom choose to and made it so, through and with laws, they made and  back by many to make it so, so that these people (blacks) should be servants for them, to fulfill all their (these thieves) wishes and desires, again wishes and desires, where they f--k, black MEN/WOMEN anytime they see fit, where the victims can’t say or do anything about it, without being punished and killed, and all the rest that happen to them (the blacks).

People have the right to choose, and should be able to live with their action/s, good or bad, wrong or right, seen in/through their eyes. No one must or should force themselves and their will on others, please read with-sense, this is touché-times we are living in and the decision/s must be made by the individual/s.

Don’t go in anywhere or around people without protecting yourself, don’t be unwise, look out for you, if the scenery is not what you feel is ok with you, get out.

Government can only appeal to the populous, and should not force them. Cause if you push, they are going to push back, and that’s how wars are started.

The gun and the bible were use to subdue, from time-began, and they will keep doing so until the end of time.

GOD MUST BE A WHITE MAN, for all this to happen to some.

Comment by Yasmin on August 6, 2021 at 12:02pm

Godd for his ass there is no Covid.

Comment by vaughn mitchell on August 6, 2021 at 11:09am
Stupid people, when they get the virus, and start dropping dead, then they will see. People are going to turn into zombies next.

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