Jamaican files slavery lawsuit against bank
NEW YORK (CMC):
A Jamaican youth activist in New York has filed a slavery genocide lawsuit in State Court in Brooklyn, demanding compensation for Barclays Bank’s alleged role in enslaving his Jamaican ancestors and the "resulting destruction" of his African ethnic and national identify.
Clive Campbell, leader of the Brooklyn youth group, Da Black Defence League, told the Caribbean Media (CMC) over the weekend that Barclays Bank "engaged in acts of genocide with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part", his "national and ethnic group".
He claimed that the money used to start the bank which Barclays Bank merged into in the 1960s was earned from the slave trade.
"My ancestors were forced out of Africa into Jamaica," he said.
"It was foreseeable and intended that my African ancestors, enslaved by Barclay’s Bank, would have descendants," he added.