In Jamaica, pressure is building to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state. As Prince William and Kate Middleton toured the Caribbean this week, a coalition of Jamaican politicians, business leaders and others wrote the royals a letter, accusing the queen of perpetuating slavery, and urging the British monarchy for reparations and to apologize for the destruction caused by colonialism. The royals’ visit to the capital Kingston Tuesday was met with protests. This is a Jamaican human rights activist.
Kay Osborne: “It is an insult to us for these young people to be here to try to persuade us to keep the status quo in place, when our goal is to loosen and remove the hands, the gloved hands, of the queen from around our necks so that we can breathe.”
Earlier on their Caribbean trip, Prince William and Kate were forced to cancel a visit to a cocoa farm in Belize amid protests over Indigenous rights and colonialism.