Antigua Police Arrests Jamaican Dancehall Artiste ‘Popcaan’

On Monday night at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union rally in Fort James, the night’s featured Jamaican dancehall act was arrested following a violent clash. 27-year-old Andre Jay Sutherland, also known as Popcaan, got into an altercation with a police officer on stage. The incident began when a few supporters climbed onto the stage and they were being removed by a police officer.

A footage which captured the entire incident shows the Jamaican artiste intervening saying on the mic not to handle the supporters on stage roughly as he physically separated a patron from the police officer. The officer reacted by strongly pushing Popcaan. In the interim, several other patrons stepped in the way and another officer intervened to calm the police officer. The situation was further escalated when the dancehall artist later responded by directing a diss song to the police officer. The artist then left the stage where it was alleged that a further conflict occurred and bottles were thrown onto the stage by patrons.

A second video shows the artist accusing the police of breaking open his mouth. At the time he was being escorted into  a vehicle by police officers.

You can check out both videos that were shared by concert-goes below.



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