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Chaos in downtown Kingston as Vybz Kartel supporters storm police barricades

Published:Thursday | March 13, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



Chaos erupted outside the Supreme Court building on King Street in downtown, Kingston a short while ago as hundreds of Vybz Kartel supporters broke through police barricades.




The crowd broke through human barriers formed by police personnel on King Street and went on to Barry Street.



It’s understood that the large crowd descended on areas cordoned off by the police after international entertainer Busta Rhymes made his way to the court.



Some people chanted "Free Kartel" and "Free Worl Boss".



School children were among those chanting.



Road closures around the Supreme Court took effect this morning.



The changes were made in anticipation of a verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder case.



Among the roads closed are King Street, between Harbour Street and South Parade and Church Street between South Parade and Tower Street.



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