Watch: Deaf man shot in second round of fiery Laventille protests
Created : 19 February 2018
One man had to be conveyed to hospital after he was shot in East, Port-of-Spain, as protests intensified in the Laventille area on Monday, following the police-involved shooting of Akile "Christmas" James.
A statement from the Police Service noted that a joint army and police presence were in the area to quell the second round of fiery protests at Picadilly, Oxford and Besson Streets around 2 pm.
This, "as protesters played a dangerous game of cat and mouse with police"
According to the release, 39-year-old Akiel Baisden had to be transported to the Port of Spain General Hospital in a passing police vehicle, after being shot in the left leg.
Baisden was said to be walking along Riley Street, East Dry River around 3:30 pm when the incident occurred.
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Earlier, police and army personnel were called out to keep the peace and remove debris that had been strewn across several streets in the wake of the police-related shooting.
The joint contingent, using heavy equipment, cleared several streets including Observatory; Bath; Oxford; Quarry, Basilon, Charlotte and Picadilly.