The Office of the Political Ombudsman, is investigating an incident in which Jamaica Labour Party supporters were allegedly attacked by persons who were clad in People’s National Party, PNP, t-shirts.
The incident happened on the weekend in South East Clarendon, where a by-election is slated for next Monday.
A video of the incident has been circulating on social media.
Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says her office is to meet tomorrow with at least two of the persons involved in the incident.
She says her office is also arranging a meeting with the general secretaries of both the JLP and the PNP to discuss the need for their supporters to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.
She says the incident has overshadowed an otherwise peaceful campaign period.
Donna Parchment Brown, Political Ombudsman, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.
She says no form of violent behaviour has any place in Jamaica’s political system.