PORT OF SPAIN — Calm was restored in Beetham Gardens yesterday following two days of intense protest action over the killing of resident Christopher Greaves by police on Sunday evening.
The atmosphere at the East Port of Spain community yesterday was in stark contrast to Monday’s sporadic protest which resulted in an exchange of gunfire between residents and members of the armed forces.
Several members of the community said they had intended to continue the protest yesterday afternoon, but later decided on not doing so after learning that Director of the Police Complaints Authorit, Gillian Lucky, would be visiting Greaves’s family.
Unlike the heavy police and army presence in the area on Monday and Sunday, yesterday saw only a few police jeeps making occasional patrols through the community.
After Greaves was killed, residents had embarked on fiery protest action, blocking two of the main arteries out of the capital city — the east-bound lane of the Beetham Highway and the Priority Bus Route. This resulted in a major traffic gridlock, causing police to divert traffic onto the Eastern Main Road.
Lucky arrived in the area shortly after 3 p.m. with a team of investigators from the PCA and visited Greaves’s mother, Annette Greaves, at her Fifth Street home. (Express)