The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says the orchestrated plan to destabilize the country was quelled.
According to a police a police report issued this afternoon 72 persons have been arrested, and others are expected to be charged when investigations are completed.
There has been one casualty- a woman- and investigations are underway to determine the cause of her death.
Intelligence has revealed that this was an orchestrated plan that was led by several gang members, whereby the intention was to use the shooting of the three young men a few days ago, as a front to cover the planned plot to shut down the country.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, said that he was clear just a few days ago, when he stated that any police officer charged for a violent crime, should be removed from the Service, as they are expected to be at a higher standard.
However, he says it is unacceptable that some, in their desire for justice, can expect any law-abiding citizen to justify this demand by condoning others to break the law, as was done today.
Meanwhile some protesters took the opportunity to ridicule members of the TTPS by exposing themselves in full view of the public.