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Police sites section 534 of criminal code in St. Lucia

Amidst backlash following a controversial arrest in Dennery Sunday, Saint Lucia Police say the law speaks for itself. The Press Relations Office of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force is stated in Saint Lucia, according to the criminal law act section 534 Insulting, abusive, or profane language, any person who, in any place utters any abusive, insulting, obscene, or profane language, to any other person, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars. On Sunday an angry crowd of onlookers jeered at the police during an arrest of a Marc resident. The resident according to the police had insulted another police officer who was at the time conducting an investigation. Senior News Correspondent Cecile Actille reports.

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