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Anti-mask protests postponed

City Hall (File photograph)

Protests against the use of masks and vaccinations in the fight against Covid-19 have been postponed, police said today.

A message that circulated on social media last Sunday said a march would start at City Hall tomorrow.

But a police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise the public that following a meeting between police and the organisers, the proposed anti-mask protests scheduled to take place today in Somerset and tomorrow, Friday, December 11, 2020 in the City of Hamilton, have been postponed by the organisers, who are considering other options to get their message across.”

A social media message claimed earlier that an “anti-vaccine / anti-mask march” would be held in the City.

It said: “For those of you who are tired and done with the lies, we need your support, please pass the word, remove the fear and know that it’s now or never.

“No more talk.”

The message added: “No masks allowed in this march.”

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said earlier this week that officers were “engaging with the apparent organisers to discuss with them what they propose” and to "establish the lawfulness of such a march“

He added then: “Of course, we’ve got regulations around physical distancing and around people wearing masks in public.

“If the intention of a demonstration is for people not to wear masks, it’s unlawful, so we’ve got to work through that.”

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Published December 10, 2020 at 12:34 pm (Updated December 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm)

Anti-mask protests postponed

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