A number of angry protesters and the Police clashed in the Gayle area in West St. Mary this afternoon after motor vehicles belonging to taxi operators were seized.

The residents forced the wrecker operator towing away the vehicles to release them.

And they complained that the Police were unfairly targeting the taxi-men in what they alleged to be a money making initiative.

One taximan spoke to our new centre.

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Another taxi operator whose motorcar was seized today vented his anger at the Police.

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A Taxi Operator in Gayle, St. Mary.

Head of the St. Mary Police, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says normality has been restored to Gayle.

Superintendent Lindsay says the altercation took place while the Police began a major operation today to crack down on taxi-men who are operating illegally.

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