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SINCE Sunday, when the army led the mission to Tivoli Gardens, reporters have had limited access to the area.
Information has been scant and soldiers have blocked off every entrance to this area of West Kingston. Corroborating reports of atrocities has therefore been impossible, until now.
Four days later, the press was finally allowed in, but under strict rules: limited numbers and for only one hour.
The tour started at 9:00 am. This article has images captured by our reporter who participated in the tour.Our full report will be published later. You can also follow live updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jamaicaobserver
Bullet holes on this building in Tivoli Gardens.
Children peek out of their home.
"We are human beings too," this woman told members of the media.
A scene inside Tivoli Gardens where bullet holes decorate some homes.
The media tour of Tivoli Gardens began at the Seprod factory off Marcus
Garvey Drive where the army has a base.
There is still some amount of danger, the JDF says.
Media personnel inside Tivoli.
"We want freedom," the women scream.
Soldiers are still moving very cautiously.
"Bruce Golding is wicked, go back to NDM!" these women scream.
The memorial to the 25 Tivoli residents killed in the 2001 operation.
Men, women, children and lots of bullet holes.
This woman said she didn't know the whereabouts of her son. She's afraid her son died.
A section of Spanish Town Road.
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