This event, described by Historian Brinsley Samaroo as “the high point in the history of Trinidad and Tobago” was the culmination of labour unrest that followed the enactment of the Industrial Stabilization Act that was passed in 1965.

It was part of a series of events that began with a bus worker strike in late 1969 and ended with a Military mutiny in 1970. These events had profound effects on the society, culture, and politics of Trinidad and Tobago.

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