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Protest on outside St James police station, more than 100 persons gathered

Published:Tuesday | August 12, 2014 | 9:36 AM
A woman holds a sign outside the Barnett Street Police Station in St James in support of Mario Deane who suffered a deadly beating while in custody. - Janet Silvera photos

A protest demanding justice for the death in custody of Mario Deane is now underway outside the Barnett Street Police Station in St James.

More than 100 residents are now outside the building demonstrating.

The protest is organised by the civil society group Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI), CAPI co-convenor Dennis Meadows says the protest is planned despite the ongoing investigations because of a lack of transparency.

The protest started at about seven o'clock this morning and is planned to go on until 11 o'clock.

Last week residents of Rosemount, where Deane was from, protested for two days while accusing the police of human rights abuses.

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