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No violence in Grande J’Ouvert
J’Ouvert in Sangre Grande was described as incident-free by Snr Supt Garth Nelson Commander Eastern Division.
He reported that police officers of TTPS and municipal police officers occupied every corner and mingled with the crowd for J’Ouvert yesterday.
There was no opportunity for violence, he said.
“People came out to have a good time and this is exactly what they did. We did not have to shut down the music before time as in previous years,” Nelson said.
Terry Rondon, chairman of Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, who officially opened J’Ouvert festival, complimented the police officers led Nelson and Insp Sawak Baran of Sangre Grande Municipal Police Force for maintaining law and order. “The officers were in command and only allowed enjoyment by the revellers,” he said.
He also thanked the people for being peaceful and making J’Ouvert incident free.
Police officers had to quell a fight at George Street and those involved were warned and allowed to go home.
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