Members of the advocacy group also confronted her outside the church. They chanted “Gay rights Portia. Protect Jamaica’s gays” as she entered the building.
“We pretty much interrupted her speech,” Michael Forbes, a member of Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand who protested Simpson-Miller, told the Washington Blade on Friday during a telephone interview from New York.
Forbes — who claims he was handcuffed and beaten inside a police station in St. Ann on the island’s northern coast — dismissed the prime minister’s decision to challenge the protesters before she left the stage.
“She was quite disturbed that we said something,” Forbes told the Blade. “She didn’t finish her speech.”