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  • John Wilmer
    link: http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_general_news?id=31927295 text: Five Devonshire Castle martyrs remembered Wednesday, October 5th 2005 The
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      Five Devonshire Castle martyrs remembered
      Wednesday, October 5th 2005

      The Region Two administration last Thursday held a ceremony in memory of the
      five men who were killed on 29 September, 1872 during a demonstration for
      better wages and working conditions at Cabbage Dam in Devonshire Castle on
      the Essequibo Coast.

      The five men: Kaulica, Beccaroo, Aukloo, Baldeo and Maxidally, who were
      leading the demonstration, were fatally shot by the colonial police. Several
      other sugar workers were injured.

      The programme which was held at the site commenced with prayers by
      Christian, Hindu and Muslim representatives.

      Students from Hampton Court Primary and the 8th of May Community High School
      sang national songs.

      Wreaths were laid at the base of the monument at the site by Regional Vice
      Chairman Vishnu Samaroo, Walter Elliot from the Anna Regina Town Council,
      Regional Executive Officer Deonarine and students from the two schools.

      In brief remarks Vice Chairman Samaroo said: "The five men laid down their
      lives for all of us to take example, they have started the course for us to
      follow, they did not fight for race, creed or colour but for betterment for
      all of us and we must always remember the history."

      Deonarine gave a brief history of the struggles from slavery to
      indentureship, leading up to the shooting of the five men.
    • Jon - Budmart.co.uk
      Hello John There was a memorial Plaque laid in their honour a couple of years ago. They were Martyrs as they stood against the oppression of the Indentured
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        Hello John
         
        There was a memorial Plaque laid in their honour a couple of years ago.
         
        They were Martyrs as they stood against the oppression of the Indentured System and it is good that they have been remembered.
         
        Regards
         
        Jon

        John Wilmer <lance2703@...> wrote:

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        Five Devonshire Castle martyrs remembered
        Wednesday, October 5th 2005

        The Region Two administration last Thursday held a ceremony in memory of the
        five men who were killed on 29 September, 1872 during a demonstration for
        better wages and working conditions at Cabbage Dam in Devonshire Castle on
        the Essequibo Coast.

        The five men: Kaulica, Beccaroo, Aukloo, Baldeo and Maxidally, who were
        leading the demonstration, were fatally shot by the colonial police. Several
        other sugar workers were injured.

        The programme which was held at the site commenced with prayers by
        Christian, Hindu and Muslim representatives.

        Students from Hampton Court Primary and the 8th of May Community High School
        sang national songs.

        Wreaths were laid at the base of the monument at the site by Regional Vice
        Chairman Vishnu Samaroo, Walter Elliot from the Anna Regina Town Council,
        Regional Executive Officer Deonarine and students from the two schools.

        In brief remarks Vice Chairman Samaroo said: "The five men laid down their
        lives for all of us to take example, they have started the course for us to
        follow, they did not fight for race, creed or colour but for betterment for
        all of us and we must always remember the history."

        Deonarine gave a brief history of the struggles from slavery to
        indentureship, leading up to the shooting of the five men.




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