The Regulated Industries Commission has condemned the disruptive, inappropriate and threatening behaviour of some attendees at last night’s consultation in Chaguanas.
Tempers flared at the session which was held for persons to post questions and concerns regarding the proposed increase in light bills.
The RIC says some attendees were disrupting the proceedings and confronting persons at the head table, and started when someone began playing music loudly.
It continued with threats to light flammable liquids in the Centre Pointe Mall auditorium, and further escalated to the dragging of a replica coffin throughout the venue.
It also accused the elected officials in attendance of “unprofessional behaviour”.
The officials, who feared for their safety, ended the meeting around 7:15pm and were escorted out of the building under police protection.
The RIC says it will neither be intimidated, nor will it allow these sessions to descend into disorder, chaos and unsafe conditions.
However, it plans to continue the public consultations, but with police officials present at the upcoming meetings.