Police arrest protestors in Trinidad and Tobago
Many demonstrations have taken place in Trinidad and Tobago in 2016, with protests addressing a diverse range of issues. These have include trade union members demanding payment for government employees and health care workers protesting against their working hours. There was also a demonstration against child abuse and the abuse of women, with the aim of having child marriage recognised as an abuse. No incidence of violence or police use of force was reported in those protests.
Another notable protest was led by an Islamic activist, Inshan Ishmael, against The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper, due to an article that the activist deemed to be defamatory to Islam. Inshan Ishmael and two others were arrested but none of the three were charged with any crime.