Golding calls for October 24 to honour Paul Bogle and other freedom fighters

Opposition leader Mark Golding has moved a resolution for October 24, to be commemorated as a special day, to honour national hero, Paul Bogle, and other freedom fighters, in the Morant Bay Rebellion.

The resolution was made during Tuesday’s meeting of the lower house.

Mr Golding wants, among other things, for citizens to light a candle annually, on October 24, at 6 p-m, in memory of the fallen freedom fighters.

Paul Bogle was a baptist deacon from Stony Gut, who advocated for a peaceful end to slavery.

He was hanged by colonial authorities at the Morant Bay courthouse on October 24, 1865, for leading the uprising, which became known as the Morant Bay rebellion.

Bogle has since become an enduring source of national pride among Jamaican people.


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