PRESS RELEASE | "BTV Calls on all Belizeans to Participate in Demonstration"
March 3rd, 2016
WHEREAS, on Saturday February 27th, 2015, exactly one year ago, 37 Belizeans were unlawfully detained by Guatemalan military while in Belizean territorial waters, and;
WHEREAS, on Saturday February 27th, 2016, in commemoration of the first anniversary of said incident, “armed” Guatemalan military vessels unlawfully entered Belizean territorial waters and blocked ” unarmed” Belizean civilians from the free use and enjoyment of the Belizean side of the Sarstoon river, and;
WHEREAS, our Belizean government has downplayed such aggression and unlawful entry by the Guatemalan military;
The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) now hereby calls on all Belizeans from the Rio Hondo to the Sarstoon, to participate in a peaceful and energetic picketing of the sitting of the House of Representative on Tuesday March 8th, 2016 at 9 a.m.