A video emerged showing the repercussions public transportation operators are currently facing if they defy the mandated three (3) day islandwide withdrawal of service in protest to the Government of Jamaica for amnesty of outstanding tickets.
In the video clip, a man is seen deflating the tyres of a licensed Toyota Probox motor vehicle. While doing this, voices in the background can be heard cheering him on, “right a grung it fi deh, right a grung it fi deh” and another said, “yuh hear seh yuh nuh fi bombocl**t work!”
A man dressed in a white top who appears to be the driver of the motor vehicle seemingly tried to explain his reason for operating, but was interrupted by another voice who asks him the question, “den chargie how yuh mean who ago pay yuh, den who ago pay fi wi?”
Shortly after, the video ended abruptly with a voice trying to stop a fight between protesters, “No lick him Bread, no lick him.”
On Sunday, following a meeting held at the Half Way Tree Primary School, 99% of bus and taxi operators voted in favour of the strike action in pursuit of a traffic ticket amnesty from the Government. This is being demanded over the current road traffic ticketing system and the threat of being jailed by police officers because of unpaid tickets.
Watch the incident below: