Monday 15 July, 2019

WATCH: Crowd breaks security barrier to view Seaga's casket

Members of the security forces face off with onlookers during the state funeral service for late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

Members of the security forces face off with onlookers during the state funeral service for late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

Members of the security forces were forced to work overtime at the state funeral for late Prime Minister Edward Seaga on Sunday as they tried to control a crowd that descended near the National Heroes Park, the final resting place for the Jamaican political icon.

Police from as early as 2:30 pm cordoned off a section of the road leading to the park and were doing a good job at keeping the crowd at bay until the casket carrying the body of the former prime minister arrived at about 3:20 pm.

“Unuh let we thru make me go pay we final respect to the one don, the big man,” one woman, who was among the hundreds of onlookers, said before the security barrier was broken by the boisterous crowd.

The police, however, responded quickly and managed to stop the crowd at the final barrier that was set up at the entrance to National Heroes Park. Watch video below.

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