Police officers fired shots into the air to drive back protesters involved in a fiery demonstration that caused traffic gridlock in Port of Spain on Tuesday 30, June.

This as the people of Morvant, George Street, and Beetham Gardens escalate their protest action in response to the killing of three men in a purported “police exercise” in Second Caledonia on Saturday.

The Beetham Highway and several roads in the area were blocked with burning debris, with commuters having to turn back or find alternative routes into the city. Police units were called out to clear the blockades, which were rebuilt soon after officers left.
Express photographer JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK went roving in Port of Spain and environs where the protest escalated and captured these image.