The Government of Jamaica arrested four brave Jamaicans for standing up for their fundamental human rights and freedoms. The outpouring of support from the Jamaican people has been immense. But their nightmare is not over with their court dates of October 7th and 13th fast approaching. Joseph L. Patterson (President of the UIC) and three others were arrested, and they need your help to defend themselves as the Government of Jamaica seeks to make a national example out of them. They have already charged a young 17-year-old man with JMD$200,000.00 (USD$1,350) for not wearing a mask. We, therefore, expect the total fines for our freedom fighters to be millions of Jamaican dollars.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force is also continuing its search to arrest more Jamaicans by reviewing video footage of the March on Gordon House. We intend to provide support for all freedom fighters who are currently being targeted by the police, even though they have committed no crimes. The Arrest of The President
The Official Statement Released by the UIC
The police initially attempted to hold Joseph L. Patterson, who was charged under the DRMA and the Public Order ACT, for 2 weeks until his court date. Logically, the Jamaican people, his wife and members of his team were afraid for his safety. The Vice President of the UIC at the time made a statement on the arrest of the President.
The narrative being pushed by the media is that our March on Gordon House was an anti-vaccine protest and was not peaceful; nothing could be further from the truth. The UIC and our allies on September 22nd peacefully protested against mandatory vaccination, lockdowns and curfews. The UIC is not anti-vaccine nor pro-vaccine, we are pro-choice. We believe that individuals must be free to choose and must not have their right to bodily autonomy infringed upon. Informed consent is the key to preventing medical tyranny and this Jamaican government, as with other governments across the world, has ushered in medical tyranny by its forceful removal.
Medical Tyranny is Taking Root in Jamaica
So today, we ask for the help of the global community in fighting these charges. The Government of Jamaica may be the one putting our freedom fighters on trial, but with your help in winning this case, Jamaicans will get the first and only opportunity possible, to put their own government, on trial.
In the face of increasing pressure by the Jamaican government to force its citizens to take a covid 19 vaccine, the United Independent Congress (UIC), led by Joseph L. Patterson, has spearheaded the ‘My Body My Choice’ campaign. My Body My Choice asserts that every person has a right to bodily autonomy and therefore a right to choose whether or not they want to take a covid 19 vaccine. The government of Jamaica has introduced a policy that children above 12 years may not attend school for face-to-face teaching unless they take two doses of the Pfizer covid vaccine. This is most egregious, to deny our children the right to receive a proper education unless they take the jab. There are also increasing threats made to employees of ‘no jab, no job’, companies like CVM TV and AIC, who are shutting their doors on their unvaccinated employees.
Standing Up For Our Rights
Since 2020 millions of people around the world have been standing up for their human rights in relation to government overreach under their covid 19 response. The UIC seeks to protect the human rights of Jamaicans. We are standing up for Jamaicans' right to freedom of movement, freedom of speech and freedom to choose whether or not they want to take the covid vaccine.
At the Gordon House March held in Kingston on 22 September 2021, citizens sought to peacefully express their views against mandatory vaccinations. Pepper spray was discharged by police into the peaceful crowd and Mr Patterson and three other people were arrested for allegedly breaching the provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act and the Public Order Act. The draconian provisions of the DRMA Act aim to deprive people of their right to freedom of expression. The Government of Jamaica has gone as for as to use the 1967 Public Order Act to ban protest-style Marches which would allow the Jamaican people to speak up against disproportionate, illogical and unjustified covid measures.
We Need Your Help
Your support to this legal defence fund will help us to
- provide legal representation for Joseph L Patterson and the three other persons arrested to properly defend themselves against these spurious charges.
- to cover the costs of fines and bail for freedom fighters who may get caught in the Jamaica Constabulary Force's dragnet as they conduct their illegal search for law-abiding citizens who exercised their freedom of expression on September 22nd
- to further the UIC's cause of educating Jamaicans on their rights, while defending and protecting the fundamental human rights and freedoms of all Jamaicans
The commercial banks in Jamaica have made it extremely difficult to raise funds for our cause in Jamaica. Therefore we have no choice but to reach out to the international community in an effort to raise funds to defend the freedoms of the Jamaican people.
We thank you for any donation you are able to make; it will ensure the Jamaican people are provided with quality defence in court, as we stand up for our fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Words from the President of the UIC
Joseph L. Patterson is thankful for the outpouring of support that has been given. Tune in here to listen to his first message given after he was released from the custody of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
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Scenes from the Peaceful March on Gordon House
Funds will be withdrawn to the Vice President of the UIC, Devon Thompson in Ontario, Canada after which it will be transferred directly to the United Independents' Congress in Jamaica via a direct bank transfer.
HOW WILL FUNDS BE SPENT?
Funds will go towards:
1) Lawyer and all associated legal fees for all four charges
2) Challenging the charges in court on October 7th and 13th
3) Challenging on dates beyond October 13th, the constitutionality of the Public Order Act and the Disaster Risk Management Act.
4) Public Education and activities surrounding the challenging of the Public Order Act, the Disaster Risk Management Act as well as how to protect one's natural born fundamental human rights and freedoms