Kingston Unrest 2010

[ 2010 ]

The 2010 Kingston unrest, dubbed locally as the Tivoli Incursion, was an armed conflict between the Shower Posse drug cartel and Jamaica's military and police forces in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. The conflict began on the 23 May 2010 as security forces began searching for major drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, after the United States requested his extradition, and the leader of the criminal gang that attacked several police stations. The violence, which largely took place over 24–25 May, killed at least 73 civilians and wounded at least 35 others. Four soldiers/police were also killed[3] and more than 500 arrests were made, as Jamaican police and soldiers fought gunmen in the Tivoli Gardens district of Kingston.

Much of the unrest happened in the constituency belonging to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, who said he was "taken aback" by its scale. Golding has been described by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a "known criminal affiliate" of Coke, which Golding refuted as "extremely offensive". Although the U.S. government considered Golding one of Coke's associates, it said it supported the Jamaican government's attempt to capture Coke.

When prompted as to his whereabouts three days after the mission was launched, police stated they did not know where Coke was. Coke was eventually captured on 23 June, after initial rumours that Coke was attempting to surrender to the United States. Kingston police arrested Coke on the outskirts of the city, apparently while a local reverend, Reverend Al Miller, was helping negotiate his surrender to the United States Embassy.

Total Casualties 224 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 131 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 54 /Wounded 58
Civilian Casualties Killed 77 / Wounded 35
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Jamaica and Shower Posse 2010 / 5 / 23 2010 View
United States of America and Shower Posse 2010 / 5 / 23 2010 View
Jamaica Constabulary Force and Shower Posse 2010 2010 View
Jamaica Defence Force and Shower Posse 2010 2010 View

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