From May to July, a series of riots would erupt across the sugar belt. These events have sometimes been considered to be the beginning of the 1930s British West Indian labour unrest that included strikes and riots in British Honduras, British Guiana, Barbados, and elsewhere.

People in the Caribbean increasingly wanted improved conditions and transparent self-government and sought to take matters into their own hands.

In Trinidad, these events coalesced into the General Strike and Insurrection of 1937.

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