Organizers: West Indian Caribbean Festival in Jersey City was improperly shut down

The city-issued permit said the festival could run

The city-issued permit said the festival could run until 9 p.m., but police shut them down just after 7 p.m. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

One of the organizers of an annual festival in Jersey City was arrested during the event Saturday night, sparking controversy in the city.

Police arrested Gordon Callender at the West Indian Caribbean Festival at Exchange Place after they say he came after them and cursed at them.

Other organizers say police tried to close them up early, and when Callender tried to show them a permit...

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