Barbados: Thousands protest against tax increase
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Barbados: Thousands protest against tax increase

Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets of Bridgetown on Monday to urge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reconsider a recent tax increase that has sparked a string of protests by workers. The Barbados Private Sector Association and leading trade unions organized a joint march to demonstrate against the eight-percentage-point hike to the National Social Responsibility Levy implemented in the ruling Democratic Labour Party's May budget. Protesters held signs reading "People of Barbados Need Relief," "Government Must Not See Black or White," and "Today We Endorse the Fellowship of Partnership" during the march.


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