The woman's plea for change attracted the attention of protesters who gathered in solidarity with the most recent 'Black Lives Matter' demonstrations across America and other parts of the world following the murder of George Floyd.
Sister Monica told the Jamaica Observer that as a Rastafarian woman, she has been fighting the oppression of black people in Jamaica since she was a teenager when she adopted the faith.
Alice Hogarth, organiser of what has been dubbed the Justice for All movement, told the Sunday Observer that the protest was against social inequalities in Jamaica and that it would be ongoing until a commitment to “radical change” is realised.
“If things don't start to change we will be having protests against the injustices right here in Jamaica – whether it is police brutality or poor education – [so] that we can have radical change,” said Hogarth.
Rohan Murray, 48, a protester who was chanting “Wi haffi clean up a yaad before wi look abroad”, argued that the murder of George Floyd is not unlike the killing of young men in Jamaica at the hands of the police.