SCORES of angry workers gathered outside the El Dorado, Eastern Main Road campaign office of defeated UNC Tunapuna candidate David Nakhid on Wednesday afternoon.
The group of about 80, some of whom had been there since morning, claimed they had not been paid for work they had done during his campaign including transport and working at polling stations.
When Newsday photographer Angelo Marcelle tried to take a photo of the workers, they scattered, became belligerent and started shouting obscenities and threats. After the photographer walked away one of the protesters threw a bottle at him. He was uninjured.
Contacted about the incident, Nakhid said he had no idea about it and could not comment. He said he had been at the Upper El Dorado Community Centre for the constituency vote recount in the afternoon and when he returned to the office it was "quite peaceful."