Protests have spread to Cocorite and Carenage as members of the Defence Force have been called out to assist police.
The Minister of National Security, Stuart Young has called for calm while accusing criminal elements of causing the protest.The protests were sparked by the police shootings of three men in Second Caledonia, Morvant on Saturday.
CCTV footage showed the men with their hands in the air before they were shot by police.
There are fires in Sea Lots, Beetham, Laventille, East Port-of-Spain and in some parts of Morvant.
Smoke from a fire in Sea Lots.
Police have been turning back vehicles entering Port-of-Spain and there have been sporadic gunfire heard in some of the protests.
A bullet was found lodgesin a window on the third floor of the Ministry of Legal Affairs tower in Port-of-Spain.
Police have arrested some residents.There is a fire burning at the SWMCOL compound in Sea Lots.
Several buildings in Port-of-Spain have closed and workers have been making their way home.
There are reports of police officers being attacked with projectiles and at least one officer has been injured.
Burning debris in Sea Lots.
The Minister of National security has called on anyone with information to take it to the Police Complaints Authority which is conducting an investigation.Several people have also been wounded by gunshots.
POS & Environs
0900hrs - NP Flyover - Protest and burning of debris.
0920hrs - Coconut Drive, Morvant - Protest & burning of debris.Protests have spread to parts of the Deigo Martin Main Road and to Maloney.
0930hrs - Clifton Hill - Car burnt at Clifton Hill as well as debris.
0935hrs - Pioneer Drive, Sealots - Large gathering at Sea Lots in the vicinity of the Lighthouse; heavy smoke reported.
0939hrs - Belmont Valley Road, Belmont - Blocked street & burning of debris.
Protest on the Lady Young Road.
0940hrs - Duncan and Prince Streets (at the beginning of Laventille Rd) – Burning debris.
0943hrs - Cor. Prince & Piccadilly St. - TTPS requested additional support for out-of-control crowd.
0944hrs - Nelson & Prince St. - TTPS requested additional assistance for out-of-control crowd.
0950hrs - Link Rd. Malick – Protest mounting.
0957hrs - Observatory St., POS - Burning debris.
1011hrs - 6th & 7th Ave. Barataria - Burning of debris.
1030hrs - Nelson & Prince St. – Mounting protest.
Loud explosions reported:
Tokoyo Panyard - Pashley Street, John John & the Beetham Area.
Pioneer Drive, Sealots - Traffic diverted on both the east and westbound lanes.
Spree Simon – West bound traffic limited and east bound diverted.
Congested/ Limited flow areas:
Pashley Street and the Beetham Highway (in the vicinity of the dump) on both east and westbound lanes.