Police issue warning against violence threats at protest demonstration

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of a voicemail circulating via WhatsApp promoting acts of violence at a proposed protest against increased electricity costs.

Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police, advised: “While the Bermuda Police Service acknowledge the right to protest, we urge that any such action be taken in a peaceful manner. Should the protest materialise, our officers will be on hand to ensure the safety of participants as well as other members of the public.”

“That notwithstanding, anyone engaging in violence or anti-social behaviour before, during or after the event, can expect to be dealt with according to the dictates of the law.”

“While a date and time has not yet been identified for the staging of this protest, the BPS has already begun implementing measures to address and deal with any eventuality which may arise.”

“Again, members of the public will not be prevented from engaging in protest action, but they must do so in a peaceful and lawful manner.”

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