Mob attacks journalist in Clarendon

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June 07, 2016
Shanique Samuels Residents of Mullet Hall in North Central Clarendon used trees and other debris to block the main thoroughfare from Chapelton to Summerfield and Frankfield.

A media worker was yesterday attacked in Chapelton, Clarendon, by angry protestors at a road block, demonstrating poor road conditions.

The Television Jamaica correspondent was prevented from leaving the scene of the protest by the mob who were adamant not to grant access to any vehicle. They hurled stones and other objects at the vehicle.

Police, who were present on the scene, quickly intervened and quelled the angry mob. No one was injured in the incident.

The residents of the Mullet Hall community used trees and other debris to block the main thoroughfare from Chapelton to Summerfield and Frankfield. Traffic slowed to a halt shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday morning. This forced students and teachers from Clarendon College, Chapelton All-Age, and two basic schools in the area to finish their journey on foot.

STUDENTS AFFECTED

Students writing the CSEC and CAPE examinations attending the Edwin Allen High School were also affected.

Tear gas was used to disperse the stagnant crowd sometime after midday. The residents claimed their community has been neglected by their member of parliament, Pearnel Clarles, for many years.

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