Live Updates: People Gather Outside Court

April 7, 2017

[Updating] With additional people expected to appear in Court today [April 7] in relation to the protest on December 2nd, the police can be seen outside the building already this morning, and supporters of those being charged are expected to accompany them to Court.

Earlier this week, three people were charged with offences involving allegedly preventing entry to the House of Assembly on December 2, 2016; and a group of supporters gathered outside the Court holding signs as the session took place.

The police previously confirmed that 15 people have received summonses to appear in Court, and they will appear in Hamilton Magistrates’ Court on April 5th, 7th, 10th and 12th.

BPSU President Jason Hayward is among those expected to appear in Magistrates Court today, and others are also expected to appear, and yesterday the Department of Public Transportation advised of “potential for disruptions to the bus service” as some “union members will be supporting a DPT union member who is due to be in court this Friday morning.”

The BPSU General Council said they have “thrown its unanimous and unequivocal support” behind President Hayward, and will be accompanying the President to his Magistrates Court hearing; planning to leave the BPSU Headquarters at 9:30am this morning.

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