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Hundreds gathered to celebrate annual Splash festival

SURPRISED: Debbie Smith celevrating Jamaica's independence

BRIXTON STOOD at a standstill today as hundreds gathered together to celebrate it annual street festival, Brixton Splash.

The Splash which was originally set up in 2006, by social entrepreneur Ros Griffith and community leader Blacker Dread saw hundreds gathered all across Atlantic Road, Coldharbour lane, Electric lane, Popes road, in Brixton south London.

This year’s splash formed a double celebration as it coincided with Jamaica’s 50th independence.

Debbie Smith, 33, a teacher who is visiting from Portmore St Cathrine in Jamaica said: "This is great.

"I had to be here. I didn’t know it would be like this. I am so happy to be celebrating the independence here in Brixton."

The celebration started at 11’oclock at Windrush square with several parties going through the surrounding areas.

Hundreds started to dance as the DJ began to play songs like Say What You Say by Denis Brown and Summer Time by Vybz Kartel.

"It is a great sight." screamed Romario Blake, 15, who with his mother, both from Thornton Heath, south London.

He told The Voice that he was looking forward to the 100m race which would take place at 9.50pm tonight.

Who will win?

"Usain Bolt!" said Blake

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