Noting they are aware of a post circulating on social media inviting people to attend a motorcade starting at 12.31am on Friday to protest the curfew, the police said that while they support peaceful protest the “hope is that residents will comply with the new regulations.”
A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service, [BPS] is aware of a post circulating on social media message, inviting members of the community to attend a motorcade starting at 12:31 a.m. on Friday 24th December, 2021, to protest the implementation of new curfew regulations.
Antoine Daniels, Assistant Commissioner of Police, stated: “The BPS supports peaceful protest and is attempting to get in contact with the organisers, to discuss with them adherence to the current COVID regulations as they pertain to the curfew.
“While the hope is that residents will comply with the new regulations, rather than them having to be enforced, persons are reminded, anyone found in breach of curfew will be ticketed and face a fine of up to $500.00.”
The new regulations came into effect at 6am today, and a curfew will be in effect every night from 12.30 am – 5.00 am until 20 January 2022.