Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Greenpond Residents Protest Over Police Fatal Shooting: Dozens of angry residents took to the Greenpond Main Road in Montego Bay, St James on Monday night, and Tuesday morning on May 30, 2017 and stage a massive demonstration after claiming that the police are constantly terrorizing their community.
The angry residents use old motor vehicles, old refrigerators, large stones and tree trunks to block sections of the roadway leading into Greenpond community.
Speaking to several angry residents, Mckoys News was informed that the gross started after the police shot and killed an alleged innocent man in the area last Wednesday.
The residents say, Mitzroy Clarke was taken from his house last Wednesday morning and fatally shot by the police. The community members were in the process of keeping a candle lighting for him when the police came to the community and started harassing several other young men.
The residents say, they are calling on the Commissioner of Police to intervene, as they are being terrorized by several police officers in the parish. They say they are now concerned for the well-being of the young men in their community because they were allegedly threatened by a group of police officers, who allegedly told them that they are going to kill all young men in the community of Greenpond.
The Greenpond residents protest created a significant impact on the community, causing commuters to be left stranded. Taxi operators and other motorist were forced to come to a standstill, and the Farm Primary and Junior High School was forced to close its doors for the day.
At length, heavy contingency of police personnel’s was deployed in the area and sections of the roadway were cleared.