Socially marginalized and ostracized, a group of residents from the community of Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston, Jamaica seeks recognition and recourse for the injustice they endured during a government raid that left over 150 people dead.
On May 23, 2010 a joint police/military operation famously known as “The Incursion
” was launched in the inner city community of Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica to capture the notorious drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. This search climaxed in a deadly clash between the security forces, residents and supporters of Coke. In its aftermath, over 150 people died. The Government maintains that 69 people died even though many residents have not seen or heard from their loved ones since the operation.
In 2016, a Government sanctioned enquiry into the conduct of the security forces revealed that though justified, the manner of its execution by some members of the security forces was disproportionate, unjustified and unjustifiable.
It further stated that the