The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, faced with the anger and protests of residents in a Belize village as their visit was described as “colonial”.
Kate Middleton and Prince William may have started their performances in honor of Queen Elizabeth and her platinum jubilee but have already been forced to cancel their trip due to strong protests from residents in Belize, Central America, where their Caribbean tour.
In particular, the people of “Indian Creek” objected as they described the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as “colonial” and the least they expect is an official “apology”. The palace made an official announcement about the cancellation of the visit to the village while the protest that started against the princely couple, asks the British monarchy to pay compensation for the slavery.
The protest was organized by the Advocates Network, an association of Jamaican activist and humanitarian organizations, which has already produced an open letter, signed by well-known leaders of the country, including experts and politicians.
According to what is mentioned in the letter: “We will not participate in the celebrations for your Platinum Jubilee! “We find absolutely no reason to celebrate your grandmother’s 70th birthday on the British throne because her kingdom and that of her predecessors perpetuated the greatest tragedy against human rights in human history.”
“We believe that an apology is necessary for British crimes against humanity, including the exploitation of Jamaica’s indigenous peoples, the transatlantic African trade, the enslavement of Africans and the attempt to colonize wounds, forgiveness, compromise and compensation “.
The protests are expected to intensify in Britain’s colonial history, with the couple’s three geographical locations, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, still holding the Queen as head of state. The Barbados, however, ousted her from that position, and Jamaica, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, seems to want to follow the same path.
The previous protest by residents took place in Belize on Saturday 19/3 where Kate and William were about to visit a cocoa plantation, but residents of the village where the plantation is located protested strongly that they had not been informed of the landing. of their helicopter.