IT WAS as if the football match that ended so abruptly and tragically at Gully Hill in Carrington Village, St Michael, on New Year’s Day had resumed at the Coleridge Street court complex in Bridgetown yesterday.
Cheering, heckling and even swearing, tens of young people crowded the yard of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court to support three young men charged in connection with the shooting at the football match and at a store on Roebuck Street, Bridgetown, on Christmas Eve. The only thing missing was the players from the opposing football teams.
Before 9 a.m., the casually-dressed onlookers, who also included family and friends of deceased Damien Mitchell, thronged the Coleridge Street complex, but got no further than the arch separating the inner courtyard from the outer section, where they were kept in check by security guards.
This time there were no barricades, but lawmen were also on hand to make sure onlookers kept their distance.
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