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Jamaica: Partygoers Pelt Police Pickup With Stones

An investigation has been launched after partygoers in breach of the 8 p.m. curfew damaged a police service vehicle in Parry Town, St Ann, on Saturday after lawmen tried to disperse the crowd.

It was the second such attack on the police in less than a week after stones were flung at law enforcers in Seaview Gardens, Kingston. Dozens of persons were arrested in that September 24 incident.

When contacted on Sunday, the Ocho Rios police referred The Gleaner to the St Ann divisional headquarters in St Ann’s Bay. However, no one was available to speak on the issue.

Information reaching The Gleaner indicates that the police were on patrol in Parry Town, near Ocho Rios, about 9:30 p.m. when they came across a party in session. Except for specific workers, an islandwide curfew, under the Disaster Risk Management Act, forbids movement beyond 8 p.m. to curb the spread of COVID-19. Parties are also banned.

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