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Police on hand to ensure smooth Pride celebrations

The Pride parade will take place through the City of Hamilton (Image courtesy of Bermuda Pride)

Police said they are working with the organisers of today’s Pride celebrations and the City of Hamilton to maintain safety and limit disruptions to traffic.

Events will start with a Party in the Park at Victoria Park from 9am. A parade is to begin at 10am.

Jerome Laws, acting superintendent, Community Policing Division, Bermuda Police Service, said the organisation was working with OutBermuda “to ensure a safe and peaceful Pride celebration in the City of Hamilton”.

He added: "The parade and activities will be monitored by our police officers, inclusive of our road policing unit and reserve police officers, to ensure the safety of persons attending and working at the event and to minimise traffic disruption.

“OutBermuda, the organiser of the parade, has obtained the required permission to have this event.

“It is anticipated that there will be a large number of participants and members of the public in attendance.”

The parade will leave from Victoria Park, travelling south on Cedar Avenue to Church Street, where it will turn left and head east to Court Street.

There it will turn right and move south to Front Street, where people taking part will turn right and travel west to Queen Street.

The parade will head north to Church Street, where it will move east until a left turn on to Cedar Avenue.

It will move north and turn on to Dundonald Street, where the parade will end.

Mr Laws said: “The parade is due to finish at 11am, with participants and members of the public then being invited to enjoy planned activities in Victoria Park.

“We are working with our partners in the City of Hamilton to make this a safe event for all, including the participants, onlookers and members of the public who are going about their daily routine.

“We advise members of the public who will be attending the area of the parade during the stated time, there will be disruption to traffic and road users are to consider alternative routes while travelling in the City.”

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Published August 25, 2023 at 1:46 pm (Updated August 26, 2023 at 7:50 am)

Police on hand to ensure smooth Pride celebrations

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