(CMR) Scores of Jamaicans gathered across from the United States Embassy in Kingston on Saturday (June 6) where they staged a peaceful protest, as part of the larger black lives movement that has been sweeping across the globe following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.
The group of about 200 individuals banded together to chant Floyd's name and “Black Lives Matter” as well as the names of some Jamaican victims of police brutality, as they sought to raise awareness bout similar local issues.
The protest which began at about 10:00 a.m saw US Ambassador Donald Tapia pass-through the event, he was pictured greeting and speaking with protestors.
“US Ambassador Donald Tapia joins local Jamaican activists in a peaceful protest against racism and discrimination staged in front of the US Embassy,” read a post from the Embassy on the matter.
Just a day earlier on Friday (June 5), a group of residents from the Cockburn Pen community in St Andrew took to the streets in a similar fashion, blocking roads after a man was allegedly shot and killed by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
The police were said to be conducting a patrol in the community when the 30-year-old man was shot.