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Video Shows 'Spitting Incident'

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

A VIDEO reportedly proving Bernadette Christie, wife of PLP leader Perry Christie, was "spat on" by an FNM supporter went viral yesterday receiving mixed reactions from the Bahamian public.

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A FREEZE FRAME from a video showing a man seemingly spitting (circled) towards the car carrying Bernadette Christie. You can watch the video at our Facebook site, www.facebook.com/tribune242

Posted by a PLP supporter, the video called "The Spit Incident" was posted on Facebook around 10am and received 226 shares and more than 200 comments.

On Monday, Mr Christie said he and his wife were bombarded with vulgar and provocative insults as they pulled up to the advance polls at the College of the Bahamas.

Mrs Christie was also allegedly spat at by a man in a Free National Movement shirt who approached the car.

However, FNM spokesman Tommy Turnquest denied Mrs Christie was spat at and said her claims are completely false and overblown. In fact Mr Turnquest said Mrs Christie told the investigating officer that "while the man talking to her had spit coming from his mouth she was never spat at or spat on."

In the video, a man in a red hat and red shirt was seen walking to the jeep the Christies were in. He leaned into an open window, reportedly where Mrs Christie sitting, for a split second then was seen walking away from the jeep.

While some viewers claim to have "clearly seen" the spit come from the man's mouth, others were not as convinced.

One viewer said: "Without a doubt something was projected from the man's mouth, you can clearly see it land on the glass." Another said "The man's body language gives credence to spitting. His head went in the jeep and you saw him move it back and forth."

Other viewers were not so easily swayed. One man said: "I see no spit. This is still speculation. Bernadette Christie says she was not spit on let's focus on that. Please let's stop beating a dead horse." Another said: "Good graphics, that white thing is above his head. It looks like a worm, not spit."

The FNM is calling for Mr Christie to apologise for intentionally misleading the public and the press.

When contacted Mrs Christie said she is "done with the matter" and is leaving it up to the investigators.

Comments

TalRussell 2 years, 5 months ago

Good lordie me. Exactly when is nothing less than samples from the FNM Red Shirts man's spit required as evidence before boot licking Comrade Tommy will admit to He and his PM's failure as a regime to control their aggressive Red Shirts as they await their final Judgment Day at the hands of the many natives them has spat on for five damn long years? The morning after the Genera Election there will be a gathering of FNM elite regime's Yachts to decide which man is to be blamed most or their resounding defeat. If you can't control your own Red Shirts then how in the hell can you have prevented the just under 500 natives murdered under the regime of these two men?

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concernedcitizen 2 years, 5 months ago

TAL RUSSEL ,,YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE

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dacy 2 years, 5 months ago

SHE/HE/IT IS A VERY SAD INDIVIDUAL...LIVING IN A WORLD OF MAKE BELIEF SCARED TO FACE REALITY...I WOULD LAUGH IF IT WAS SO SAD!

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Apostle 2 years, 5 months ago

Unfortunately some Bahamians like Tal are too polarized to see or hear the truth. The thing is Bernadette Christie told the police that the man did not spit on her, but that droplets from his mouth from somebody up close. In any event, folks this man never intended to spit on her and she knows it. Hopefully we allow this to be as it is and not invent anything more than it is.

Tal you like everybody else have one vote. You'd better make sure that your vote counts come Monday and let the chips fall where they may. If it is the PLP, so be it. If it be the FNM so be it. You talk about controlling aggressive red shirts. Well sir Last night there were a number of persons stabed at the PLP rally at Fort Charlotte by persons dressed in yellow shirt. Oh! I guess you'll now say they were unruly FNM's dressed in yellow shirt. The police have arrested two persons dressed in yellow shirts for stabbing people dressed in yellow shirts. Get with it.

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