Battles between police and gang members in Kingston intensified, with several unconfirmed reports of civilian deaths and explosions rocking the neighbourhood at the centre of the trouble. Electricity to the city was cut off overnight and access to the airport, Jamaica's main port of entry, was blocked.
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." ~ Thomas Paine