As the world marked International Women’s Day yesterday, Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain was notably absent of women’s groups who failed to turn out in their numbers to voice their concerns about the violence perpetuated against women and girls.
This was the concern of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr as he led a group of women and children from the Jamaat on a march through the capital yesterday.
The march took place down Frederick Street then to Independence Square, onto Duncan Street, on to Duke Street and back to Woodford Square.
Trinidad Guardian: Jamaal Al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr yesterday described the killing of Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis as “insanity.” Bakr said the fact that Alexis’ killer could disguise himself by wearing a wig to snuff out his life was the action of no right thinking individual.
Having attended Alexis’ funeral on Tuesday, Bakr said as a Muslim he would not judge him.
Leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen, Yasin Abu Bakr is among scores of people who came out for the funeral service of Selwyn 'Robocop' Alexis today.
Bakr arrived at the funeral, which is taking place at the Enterprise Community Masjid, around 4.20 pm.
The funeral is taking place amid a heavy police and army presence to guard against any possible reprisal activity.
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