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Sixty-two years ago, five sugar workers were brutally shot to death at Enmore Estate in Guyana as they were demonstrating for better working conditions, fair wages, and for the recognition of a Trade Union of their choice.According to Mayor Hamilton Green, in 1948 the colonial struggle was at its height. Independence was granted to India the previous year,Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys, and in Caribbean and Africa there was the struggle against the system of colonialism and exploitation by the colonial masters.He said Guyana was at the time a colonial country and the major activist representing the colonial powers was bookers and the “sugar plantocracy.”The Mayor said that the call for better conditions existed and people such as Jane Phillips-Gay,Cheap Jerseys From China, Cheddi Jagan and others were attempting to get better conditions for the workers.  On June 16, 1948 five sugar workers were shot down and killed during a protest, on instructions from the colonial masters.“That incident was ingrained in our culture and part of our struggle for independence.”Green explained that during the post independence period Forbes Burnham,Cheap NFL Jerseys, with a collection of intellectuals and political activists, identified a number of incidents, individuals and people that should be honoured.The Enmore Martyrs happened to be among these. The Mayor said that Burnham looked at the 1763 struggle, at the 1828 struggle and others. He identified the slaves who were martyred and killed, whose bodies were placed at the Parade Ground where their heads were cut off and placed on staves. Burnham said that these were among the groups to be honoured and considered martyrs.He added in 1976 it was officially declared that the Enmore incident be remembered and bcame known as the Enmore Martyrs observance. One year later the monument was completed. The monument was designed by icon, Dennis Williams, while and another icon,Cheap NFL Jerseys, Stanley Greaves, designed the plaque, which was a first in its design.On June 16, 1977 the monument  was officially commissioned by Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham,Wholesale Jerseys Store, and every year after, there has been a celebrated event.Mayor Green said that persons that “inherited the ideas of Burnham don’t even have the decency to acknowledge and credit this man.  Enmore Martyrs will come and go and…. his name will not be mentioned once.”The five workers who died and became known as the Enmore Martyrs were Lallabaggie and Dookie from Enmore, and Rambarran,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, Harry and Pooran from Enterprise/Non Pareil.One worker, Pooran, was shot in the back as he tried to flee from the scene. There were also fourteen other workers who were seriously injured.It was not the first time in Guyana’s history that sugar workers were killed whilst demonstrating for better working conditions. The first incident occurred in 1872 at Devonshire Castle where five workers were gunned down by Colonial Police.In 1896 the Police shot five workers and seriously injured several others at Non Pareil. In 1903 eight workers were killed and seven injured at Friends, and in 1913 at Rose Hall, 15 were killed and 13 wounded. These shootings all occurred on individual estates where workers resorted to strikes and demonstrations in order to force the Sugar Estate owners to improve the working conditions.These incidents were not part of an industry-wide action as was the case of the 1939 shootings at Leonora and the 1948 shootings at Enmore.
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