Jamaica: Comrades block road on Gammon – JLP pick says threatened with stick in Havana Heights by PNP supporters

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) presumptive candidate for Clarendon South Western, Kent Gammon, has lambasted People’s National Party (PNP) supporters who reportedly blocked a road and denied him entry to their community on Saturday afternoon.

Gammon said his team was barred from entering Havana Heights — a PNP stronghold — by what he described as a hostile group of residents clad in orange who placed debris in the road amid spirited chanting that he was not welcome. The attorney-at-law claims that an attempt was made to physically attack him.

“I said, ‘I’m just driving through; I just want to meet with the people.’ The residents were very hostile, and one of them took a stick to hit me,” Gammon said when a Gleaner news team caught up with him on his tour through York Town on Saturday evening.

“Luckily, I had someone with me who basically had to restrain them.”

Gammon said that he reported the incident to the May Pen police and that he will formally advise the political ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, on Monday.


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