Under siege

There were almost clear roads in downtown Kingston yesterday as the tension continues over the 'Dudus' extradition matter. Beckford Street (seen in photo) was free of the usual hustle and bustle of vendors and shoppers

THE JAMAICA Defence Force (JDF) has called out the National Reserve after thugs in west Kingston yesterday underscored their stated intention to defend the ‘President’ when they opened fire on a team of soldiers attempting to enter Denham Town.

The members of the National Reserve have been asked to report for duty at 1800 hours today (6 p.m.) and be prepared to go into action as tension rises in sections of the Corporate Area.

Since Monday, thugs have blocked most of the entrances and exits to Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town in what they claim is an effort to prevent the security forces from getting to Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, also called ‘President’.

Coke is facing possible extradition to the United States.

The likely instability prompted National Security Minister Dwight Nelson to declare on Tuesday that the security forces are alert and equipped to take on any challenges at this time.

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