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Tents set up around the perimeter accommodated
only a handful, leaving supporters from elderly to
middle aged and young largely to the grounds. Space
in front of two stages was packed and the party vibe
was as high as in Mandela Park.
Small groups carrying huge COP flags planted
themselves in front the main stage.
In an elevated VIP box,
COP founder Winston
Dookeran sat front row and
stayed silent for the most
Others swayed to music.
Vasant Bharath tossed a
boxful of horns to the
PP also had non-tradi-
tional supporters. Two
men from Arima standing
outside the venue in black
and blue confirmed they
worked with CEPEP and
had been invited by the
crew s contractor.
"He didn t force we to
come or threaten to hold
pay, he just say come if we
want, it was up to us, " said
"I come down the road
because I support UNC."
His companion mut-
tered: "I know I ain t going
to work tomorrow."
A dreadlocked, middle-
aged woman in yellow said
she was from a Brazil URP
group, "but I with UNC long time, since Panday
A sign held by several youths who also said they
were with CEPEP proclaimed: "D Abadie O Meara
supports Brent Sancho."
On the platform, PP s Errol McLeod declared, "I
don t think we had as many gathered in 2010 as we
do here!...Please pause for 30 seconds of silence."
After they did, he explained: "Thank you very
much. You ve just marked the demise of the PNM."
Largely traditional PNM support was
present in full force---young, old and
in-between. Die-hards and newbies.
PNM leader Dr Keith Rowley gave a
shout-out to stalwarts at home.
The Balisier Brigade wore their elec-
tion readiness and in the case of PNM
Public Relations Officer Faris Al-Rawi,
T-shirts told the loyalty story: "Tell
Dem Dr Rowley", "Arima---For Good
Governance", "In Defence of Tobago",
"Laventille Greater Than You Think!---
Morris Marshall", "Vote Marlene
McDonald, Without a Doubt."
PNM chairman Franklin Khan
declared: "We re fighting this election
not only as the PNM army, but also
as PNM s family, get connected with
the candidates, build bonds..."
A high youth presence spearheaded
the march past. Several teams were
unforgiving of political enemies.
A large plush lion strung upside-
down on poles as the Mayaro team s
portrayal featured their victory over
governing United National Congress
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PNM supporters during the party's sports and family day at Nelson Mandela Park, Port-of-Spain.
PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
From Page A10
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Brigade wore their
and in the case of
strutted form. T-
shirts told the
loyalty story: "Tell
Dem Dr Rowley",
Than You Think!---
support, from San
Fernando West to
"They ve killed the Lion!" the female announcer
"Who is dat woman in yellow? Tell she walk
behind Dr Rowley eh!" she added, when another
team featured a "Kamla" character dressed in yellow
with a bottle in hand.
Yellow featured in floods at the PP s celebration
but references to the Prime Minister bore a tone of
reverence rather than ridicule.
There, also, mobilisation seemed well in hand.
Maxis and buses of "Kamla s Crew" had been heading
east since after noon and they kept coming. And
By 5 pm, the grounds were "yellow" with splotches
of white Congress of the People (COP) shirts, with
a few like councillor Ishwar Mootoo donning both
yellow and white.
And a smidgen of purple National Joint Action
Banners and T-shirts bespoke PP support, from
Party supporters throng
Macoya, Mandela Park
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