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More protesters due in court

Police say plans are in place to accommodate demonstrators expected for the next court appearances of defendants charged in relation to the December 2 protests.

The next appearances are scheduled for tomorrow and next Wednesday — May 31 — at the Dame Lois Browne Evans building.

The appearances are expected to be brief.

In a press release issued today, police said that they are aware “that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants”.

“Plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending on the days mentioned,” the Bermuda Police Service said.

Member of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in and around the courthouse.

The aim, police said, was to accommodate a “peaceful gathering”, while ensuring that court proceedings go ahead as planned.

“Currently, the plan is to keep the streets open around the courts, but this may change if the need arises,” police said.

“The BPS is reaching out to community leaders and organisers to share these plans and ensure that everyone knows what to expect on both days.”

Police also reminded the public of courtroom rules, including that no persons are permitted to stand in the courtroom, and that no signs, mobile phones, or recording devices are allowed.

Anyone with questions should call police on 247-1362.

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Published May 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm (Updated May 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm)

More protesters due in court

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