Jamaican man arrested after assault on journalists

A person who bodily and verbally attacked two media employees in Homestead, St Catherine on Wednesday has been arrested and charged by the police.

Michael Marlyn, a laborer, is charged with assault occasioning bodily hurt and malicious destruction of property.

Experiences are {that a} Tv Jamaica (TVJ) videographer and a Gleaner reporter had been overlaying a protest by lecturers at Homestead Main College

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The person punched the cameraman, pulled the microphone cable, and tried to destroy the digicam.

He additionally allegedly tried to grab the Gleaner reporter’s cell phone and issued demise threats to each journalists earlier than he was ushered away by individuals who intervened.

The Press Affiliation of Jamaica in an announcement condemned the assault and expressed that journalists have to be free to hold out their duties with none type of risk or interference.

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The Media Affiliation of Jamaica has additionally denounced the incident.

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