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Jamaica: Manchester community barricades five men out of fear of homosexuality

Police escort trapped men out of area

Angry Jamaican community barricades five men in home. Credit: CVM TV
Angry Jamaican community barricades five men in home CVM TV

Jamaica’s CVM TV reports that police escorted five men out of a Manchester town after angry locals, who barricaded them and their car, alleged that one of the men made unspecified comments that caused them to be concerned, especially for the area's children.

According to the report, which referred to the men as “alleged homosexuals,” residents had been “tolerant with the practices of the men but were not in agreement with recent utterances and behaviour.”

To the applause of community members, the men eventually left the area under heavy police guard.