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House: details on policing of City Hall protest

A police deployment at City Hall during last month's protest consisted of 18 officers, three of whom were plainclothes detectives from the Special Branch.

Details came from Michael Dunkley, in response to questions from Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister for National Security.

The premier said there had not been any external request for police resources on May 18, when more than 100 people gathered outside City Hall to protest against the airport project.

“This was a police operation to preserve the peace in response to calls for protest on social media by a group identifying itself as ‘Move',” the response added.

There was an overtime cost incurred of $755.

The protest came while One Bermuda Alliance members met inside City Hall for a presentation by Bob Richards, the Minister of Finance, on the proposed redevelopment of the terminal for LF Wade International Airport.

Police at the City Hall protest last month (File photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

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Published June 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm (Updated June 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm)

House: details on policing of City Hall protest

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