THE EDITOR: The manner in which the authorities at the main gate of the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, handled the crowd on Independence Day was very inconsiderate.
Numerous patriotic citizens left the comfort of their living rooms with eagerness and passion to view the Independence Day Parade. The patient individuals who stood in line bore the hot sun with the hope of getting to the Grand Stand. Picong and humour came from the crowd, easing the tension.
On reaching the gate, many were disappointed and fuming mad that security had not communicated before that not everyone would be able to enter. Soon, the Grand Stand was said to be filled and security said no one else could enter.
However, some officers continued to allow certain people to enter. Some citizens who felt cheated waiting in line for two hours left to view the parade on the streets. Others vouched to remain in their homes to view it next year.
Placing additional stands in the Savannah would be welcomed.
GREGORY J NEPTUNE
Port of Spain