Tag: Rastafarian

54 Years After State Inflicted Violence on Rastafarians, Jamaica Government Says Sorry

It took more than five decades, but the Jamaica Government has finally formally apologized for a 1963 incident in which several Rastafarians were beaten and jailed and had their locks forcibly cut by agents of the state. Fifty-four years ago, a Rastafarian in the Coral Gardens community was shot by a property owner in a
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