On the advice and analysis of the medical professionals at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves will be flown to Barbados for further medical attention.
Finance Minister Camilo Gonsalves told parliament on Thursday evening that PM Gonsalves will be flown to Barbados for an MRI consequent upon his injuries.
“I want to say this clearly, this is not a scratch, this was an attempt on the Prime Ministers’ life”, Gonsalves said.
A release from the Prime Ministers office on Thursday night said, approximately 200 demonstrators, responding to a call to action from the Leader of the Opposition, picketed the Parliament and blocked the entrance to the building, when the crowd prevented the vehicle carrying the Honourable Prime Minister from driving through the gate of the Parliament, he alighted the vehicle and attempted to enter on foot.
An Opposition demonstrator then hurled a projectile at the Prime Minister, which struck him in the head, inches above the temple. The Prime Minister, bleeding profusely, was taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital by his security detail, where he was met by his wife.