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Halkitis Campaigners Clash With Fnm Group

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Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis.

A CAMPAIGN team for Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis, the member of Parliament for Golden Isles, clashed with a group of Free National Movement (FNM) supporters who were canvassing the area.

In a video posted to Facebook yesterday, a team of FNM members, including party Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, was seen campaigning in the Golden Isles

constituency when they were taunted by PLP supporters.

Some in the group also verbally attacked Dr Minnis, telling him he could not control his own party so how could he run the country, while shouting obscenities.

The video starts with a group of FNMs walking through the constituency when a truck carrying people clad in yellow shirts emblazoned with Mr Halkitis’ face drives past.

“Y’all ain’t get no money, go home,” one man who was campaigning for Mr Halkitis is heard screaming on the video “We want money.”

A member of the FNM then says: “Let the world see how the PLP is provoke people. Ain’t no one bothering them, they come bothering us.”

The truck then stops and the PLPs, some who waved Halkitis banners, continued shouting at their rivals.

“How much money y’all get? Get y’all ass from round here ‘bey,’” one man shouted as the group walked past.

The PLP group also shouted that the FNM members, who were campaigning for candidate Vaughn Miller, did not live in the area.

A member of the FNM team said the walkabout in Golden Isles was advertised, adding that he felt members of the PLP planned to interrupt them.

It was also said on the video that Mr Halkitis was present, however he was not seen in the clip.

The incident did not turn violent.

Comments

viewersmatters 1 year, 5 months ago

One most think why our beautiful nation is so filled with crime and violence, totally unacceptable and our kids are being brought up by this behavior and by some of those indecent people in the video post. What a complete shame and disgrace.

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Sickened 1 year, 5 months ago

Nasty PLP's. Thankfully not all PLP's are like that.

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EasternGate 1 year, 5 months ago

Why is it that deplorable always align with the PLP

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BMW 1 year, 5 months ago

Very disturbing, these thug criminals are a disgrace. This is just what the plp is all about.

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TalRussell 1 year, 5 months ago

Comrades! His quick political rise and successes were quite remarkable - that is until he was charged with the responsibility to tell the gathered PLP convention delegates - what in hell happened to the peoples VAT monies.

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

The PLP has always been confrontational during election campaigns. Last election they would intentionally block the streets in areas where FNM were having rallies, preventing supporters from getting to the rallies. Or they would pass up and down the pass the rally in big trucks blasting loud music. Being disruptive. They promote civil disorder and expect it to disappear after the election is over. Most likely those who are involved are getting paid with the much unaccounted for VAT money .FNM's and DNA supporters seem to act more civil. They focus more on rallying up support within their own ranks and using their rallies to meet and greet, and to hear the candidates address the issues.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year, 5 months ago

This is so silly. The statement I'd like to hear from both of them is that everyone involved was fired from the campaign team.

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Publius 1 year, 5 months ago

Ha! They rather just point fingers at each other. I notice the story leaves out that both sides had their share of acting silly in the streets. Minnis should have shown leadership at that moment and told his side to simply ignore others and move on. But instead, one of his female workers was in the street going at it with a male PLP worker while he was in proximity. These types of things can easily turn violent. If Halkitis wasn't going to keep his crew under control (though I do no know if he was actually there at the time) the FNM's leader should have made sure his crew left well enough alone.

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Plp4real 1 year, 5 months ago

Listen! Halkitis you are to blame for allowing these rude silly people to campaign for you..I'm a plp and I told you before about these foolish people... so halkits fix it or lose my vote..

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

The FNM leader may have been "right there" when the incident happened but, "The video starts with a group of FNMs walking through the constituency when a truck carrying people clad in yellow shirts emblazoned with Mr Halkitis’ face drives past.. The FNM's were walking when the PLP's rebel rousers (goon squad) pulled up in a truck. "The truck then stops and the PLPs, some who waved Halkitis banners, continued shouting at their rivals.

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Publius 1 year, 5 months ago

Where a video starts is not proof of how a matter starts. None of us who were not there know the full story of this. What we do know is two sides clashed, and the leader for one of the sides was there as the clashing and face to face altercations dragged on. Why do we refuse to hold our leaders to the standard that befits the offices they hold and lust to hold? If Christie was there, wouldn't the demand have been made for him as party leader to have stopped whatever was going on, however it began?

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

No not one of us was there as to how the matter starts. But if a truckload of rebel rousers pulls up on a group that is walking, who is being confrontational? What else are you suggesting may have happened. So let me guess those that were walking ran up on the truck, forced them to stop and started to clash with them. Pleeze!

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Publius 1 year, 5 months ago

Again, you are seeking to argue a portion of events without knowing what happened prior to the portion you saw. But whether what you saw was the beginning, middle or the end, are we more interested in picking sides or wanting all sides to control their people? Both PLPs and FNMs were arguing and carrying on with one another and again, we do not know whether the start of that video was the start of the matter, or a continuation of it that was captured at a certain point therein. I also realize that when it comes to politics, we see what we want to see, even when or whether or not the full story is in front of us. Leaders must be above this sort of "who shot Johnny" banter and deal with this matter in the context of what it can become. But that is clearly asking too much of them. Minnis lied to the media when he said the FNMs simply ignored and said nothing. He lied because he was right there and did nothing to pull his crew in, and now he wants to distance himself from the entire thing and absolve himself of any responsibility for what happened or what could have happened. The PLPs were chanting at them at one point and there were back and forths. Okay, so then you tell you crew to move on or move your crew entirely. That ultimately did not happen. You are their leader. You are supposed to be the sounder one of the two. If you truly are better than them, then do what they will not do. Act in a higher manner than they are acting. To eliminate problems, simply take control of your side and let the PLPs argue with themselves since no one would be left to argue with. But what does he do later? Lie about the events. Then Halkitis comes in later and it becomes a blame game. This is why things cannot get any better.

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