Sunday 25 October, 2020

WATCH: Seventh-day Adventist says rights being violated by Gov't

Placard-bearing Jessie Justin protesting along Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew on Thursday.

Placard-bearing Jessie Justin protesting along Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew on Thursday.

At least one Adventist is calling on the Government to make changes to the allowed shopping days for residents of St Catherine, which is under a seven-day lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Armed with a placard, Jessie Justin launched a one man protest along Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew on Thursday April 16. 

Justin is appealing to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other Adventists in the government to adjust the designated shopping days under the lockdown.

During the lockdown, residents can only leave their home to shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am to 8.30pm. However Seventh-day Adventists observe the sabbath from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

Against this background, Justin has proposed that the designated days be changed to Tuesdays and Thursdays as this, he said, will not impact a person's ability to worship.  Watch the video below.

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