Charge withdrawn for woman accused of wounding SVG PM

The prosecution on Wednesday withdrew the wounding charge against Annamay Lewis, the woman who was accused of striking Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in the head on August 5 during a protest in Kingstown.

“Hallelujah! Weeping may endure for a night but joy this morning. God is a good God. He never give we a spirit of fear. Thank you, Jesus,” Lewis said after exiting the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.

Flanked by former ambassador under Dr Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party administration, Doris Charles, who has called for the 75-year-old leader to demit office, Lewis quoted Exodus 14, saying God will fight for her rights.

“I know the God that I serve. I know the God I am going to. I know the God I am calling upon. Thank you, Jesus. He said in Exodus he would fight for Annamay, and, this morning, here I am,” Lewis said.

The withdrawal of the charge came a day after Lewis’ lawyers, Kay Bacchus-Baptiste and Israel Bruce, predicted that the prosecution would take that course of action.I think this underscores the point I have been making all along that these cases, including all the cases they have brought recently against the protesters, are political cases,” Bacchus-Baptiste said after Wednesday’s court hearing,

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