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By: Staff Writer
Several young men were picked up last night, (Monday 18 May) for pulling down political posters of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) candidate for St Christopher 2 (Central Basseterre).
Labour’s lone female candidate and Deputy Politcal Leader of SKNLP Marcella Liburd, received reports that her posters were being pulled down during the curfew and called the police.
While the Police didn’t address questions relating to the incident, a video of the police intercepting the men was posted to social media.
According to a credible source, the men were cautioned and released.
In a facebook post Liburd expressed thanks to all who called or messaged her about the vandalism of the boards last night after curfew hours.
According to Liburd, the incident has made her more focused.
It has made me stronger and more focused. This is not the first time that vandalism has been organized against me in an election campaign. In 2015 I had my tires slashed and on election day itself my constituency office was set on fire. I remained calm and focused and won the seat. So this time like always I WILL RISE. I am focused on working in the constituency to ensure that all persons in Central Basseterre have #opportunities to better provide for themselves and their families as hundreds of constituents are either out
Up to press time, the police hadn’t release a statment.