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Police praise protest organisers

Hundreds march on the Cabinet building in protest of Governments Covid restrictions and protocols (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Police today praised the organisers of a protest on the grounds of Cabinet for “the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves”.

Yesterday several hundred people gathered to present a series of demands to David Burt, the Premier, to end travel restrictions and other Covid-19 prevention measures.

In a statement today Chief Inspector Alex Rollin, of the Community Policing Division, said: “The organisers were in constant contact with the Bermuda Police Service in the lead-up to yesterday’s event.

“They kept us abreast of what their plans were for the day and assured us there would be neither encouragement nor tolerance of any illegal activity or untoward behaviour.

“The rally passed without incident and the police presence at the Cabinet Office Grounds was therefore kept at a minimum, with officers engaging only in crowd control duties.”

He added: “As we have stated in the past the BPS supports peaceful protest, as long as such protest is done within the confines of the law.”

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Published June 30, 2021 at 1:04 pm (Updated June 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm)

Police praise protest organisers

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