Jamaicans Speak About Violence During Attempts To Arrest Alleged Drug Lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke
May 29, 2010 By Roque Planas
This video, “Tivoli Speaks,” offers a chance to hear the perspectives of the Jamaicans caught in the crossfire between government forces and alleged drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke over the last week.
The video was produced by reporters from The Gleaner, a Jamaican newspaper that has been covering the outburst of violence over the last week, and narrated by journalist Laura Redpath. The film was shot on Thursday during a government-guided tour of Tivoli Gardens, the neighborhood most affected by the violence.
The reports from The New York Times and The Guardian that formed the basis of Friday’s Top Story for our Today in Latin America blog and newsletter were also filed after Thursday’s government-led tour. Some of those interviewed said Jamaican security forces had used force indiscriminately.
The Latin America News Dispatch first stumbled upon this video at The New York Times’ The Lede Blog. For more local perspectives on this week’s events in Jamaica, also see Global Voices Online’s Jamaica page.