It took gunshots
fired by police in full riot gear to quell an angry mob
at a Jamaican university after a man allegedly made unwanted
sexual advances toward a male student. According to
the JamaicaGleaner newspaper, a student at the University of
the West Indies' Mona campus claimed the man made the
advance in a school bathroom Wednesday evening.
The Gleaner reports that the student then
alerted other students, and a large crowd gathered, chasing
the man and throwing stones at him. When campus police
tried to take the man into custody, students began
throwing stones at the officers. The mob only began to
disperse when one of the officers fired a gunshot into the air.
A police inspector told the Gleaner the
man in question is in custody and could face charges.
In Jamaica homosexuality is illegal and can carry a
prison term of up to 10 years. (Sirius OutQ News)