Tough response to anarchy

Police take up positions in downtown Kingston yesterday as they responded to attacks by gunmen supporting Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

THE Government yesterday placed Jamaica’s capital city under a limited State of Public Emergency in response to acts of anarchy by gunmen determined to prevent Tivoli Gardens don, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke from being arrested for possible extradition to the United States.

The State of Emergency — which took effect at six o’clock yesterday evening — is tentatively scheduled to last for a month.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Cabinet on a day when gunmen attacked four police stations — Fletcher’s Land, Darling Street, Denham Town and Hannah Town — and fired on police removing barricades erected on major roads in West Kingston.

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