Candle Light Movement to launch petition

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    Release from Candle Light Movement from its Facebook page

    The Candlelight Movement is aiming to get 100,000 signatures on a petition aimed at addressing systemic issues which have contributed to the unacceptable levels of violence against women in society.

    Activists such as Inshan Ishmael, Ian Alleyne, Phillip Edward Alexander and others will lead the signing ceremony at Woodford Square on Friday night.

    The CLM says the petition includes a list of demands that include full decriminalisation of non-lethal weapons.

    According to a post on the Candle Light Movement’s Facebook page, the petition will be signed by the father of Andrea Bharatt and members of her family before being opened to the national community.

    It stated that the petition would be delivered to Parliament one month from Friday March 5, 2021 “by hand, via motorcade and walk from Andrea’s family home in Arima.