Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2021. 4:36 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Loop
By Benjamin Flowers: The woman charged for injuring St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves during an anti-vaccine protest last week has been denied bail, according to the regional media outlet Loop.
Annamay Lewis from the town Layou, was denied bail on Friday and is expected to appear in the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday to answer the charge of wounding.
Lewis stands accused of throwing a rock and hitting Gonsalves in the head, causing him to bleed profusely as he tried to enter parliament. The incident occurred during a protest of over 200 people who were unhappy with the government’s decision to implement mandatory vaccination requirements.
Gonsalves was taken to Barbados for medical treatment where it was confirmed that he suffered a concussion.
Vaccine hesitancy is reportedly high in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with vaccinations reaching just over 9 percent of the adult population.
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