Diaspora group urges Jamaicans to voice their displeasure with government through protests

On the heels of a protest at Jamaica’s Miami Consulate in the United States, calling for action on crime and corruption, Dr. Rupert Francis has urged Jamaican residents to voice their displeasure with the government by staging demonstrations, or other similar protests.

Dr. Francis, who is the head of the Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Taskforce, was one of the main organizers of last weekend’s peaceful protest which saw concerned members of the diaspora voicing their concerns about the handling of key issues in Jamaica.

The protest is one of several set to take place across the United States in the coming weeks.

Meantime, Dr. Francis has urged Jamaicans living on the island to also make their voices heard, so that the government can be held accountable for its failures.

He added that more needs to be done to reduce crime and violence in Jamaica.


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