HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 cc242-3W
Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many police were hurt, and how many badly, in British Guiana on 16th June, in connection with the strike of sugar-cane workers, when five workers were killed and nine injured.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Six police were hurt. One who fell was dragged along the ground and beaten by demonstrators. His steel helmet saved him from severe injury. The five other policemen received minor injuries from a heavy fusillade of bricks and other missiles.