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Jamaicans to stage protest in New York for Mario Deane

Published:Wednesday | August 27, 2014 | 8:05 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A group of Jamaicans and their supporters are expected to demonstrate this morning in front of the Jamaica Consulate in New York in protest of the death of Mario Deane.




The protest is being organised by Jamaican living in the US, Michelle Bradshaw, who is also expected to hand over a petition to consulate officials.



According to Michael Lorne, the attorney for Mario Deane, the petition has already received more than 100,000 signatures.



The petition calls for the Jamaican Government to hold those responsible for Deane’s death accountable.



Yesterday afternoon, Lorne told our news centre that he will be in New York participating in the protest.



Jamaicans at home have taken to social media in recent weeks to press the Government to take action in the Mario Deane case.



Some have started pages on Facebook, while others have held online protests on Twitter.



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