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PNP supporters hurl insults at Government MPs outside Gordon House

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:04 PM
East Kingston and Port Royal MP Phillip Paulwell tries to restrain a PNP supporter outside Gordon House - Norman Grindley Photo

Supporters of the People's National Party (PNP) hurled insults at several Jamaica Labour Party figures as they made their way into Gordon House for this morning's opening of Parliament.

Government MPs Fayval Williams, Alando Terrelonge and Marlene Malahoo Forte were the main victims of abuse that was being spewed in the presence of some senior PNP officials.

The MPs won seats that were previously held by PNP representatives.

Meanwhile, PNP chairman Robert Pickersgill said the behaviour of the Comrades cannot be condoned.

He said while he did not hear the insults, the behaviour is unacceptable.

Many of the Labourites who turned out this morning said they had gone to Gordon House to see Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife enter the parliament.

Fifty two year old Cedric Bruce, who travelled from Bull Bay in East Rural St Andrew, said this opening of Parliament could not miss him.

He declared that it was a proud moment for him to witness Holness enter Gordon House with his wife.