2 Hour Video/Updates: Black Lives Matter March

June 7, 2020 | 16 Comments

[Updating] A Black Lives Matter march is being held today [Sunday, June 7] in the city of Hamilton, with people currently gathering on Front Street in order to take part in the event. We will be providing live updates, photos and video as able.

The police previously said, “It is anticipated that up to 1,000 persons will gather at #1 Car Park on Front Street between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. with the march moving off from the Birdcage on Front Street at 12:45 p.m.

The 2 hour live replay is below:

“Marchers will proceed from the Birdcage onto Queen Street and east onto Church Street. They will continue east on Church Street to Court Street, then south on Church Street to Front Street.

“The marchers will then proceed in a westerly direction back along Front Street ending at the Birdcage. Organizers anticipate the duration of the march to be 3 hours.”

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  1. Codfish says:

    Here’s to a peaceful, progressive and powerful march.

  2. Stevie says:

    Wonder how many biu members are marching? They prefer to march during the week as told by Furbert.

  3. Eliza says:

    Who is the speaker on Front Street?

  4. Proven says:

    Nothing will change, it will probably get worse.

  5. FYI says:

    I just hope that this type of behavior hasn’t caused a set back in the fight against Covid-19. SMH!

    • Joe says:

      Its a fair point. A tenth of the island marches, totally ignores social distancing including prominent politicians.

      How can anyone take public health seriously from here?

      We are clearly hitting phase 4 not 3, or why the mixed messages?

  6. Soots says:

    I question how genuine the PLP is. I see this as a ploy and this movement will be used as a springboard to galvanize the populace for our next election, making once again, RACE the cornerstone of local politics instead of good governance, and the elimination of cronyism. I was not thereto see, but I am told that the Premier and his ilk were sporting PLP colours etc.
    I am glad that Bermuda and the rest of the world is in support of this movement. However, because Bermuda is so closely involved with and so close to the US, too many of us act as if the racial strife, human degradation, and cruelty visited on those non- white are real and current issues we face. Such is not the case even though you do have whites that do still have very strong feelings. We will never live in a perfect world. We do have to recognize that we today live a very comfortable lifestyle compared to many in the world and even whites in the US. Let us give thanks for the many improvements that have transpired over the years and not spend all our time and effort mulling over every little thing that can be turned on its head into a racial interpretation. Bermuda, do not wear the badge of the racial problems of the US. They do not apply to us.

  7. Bob says:

    This was a completely useless protest. Nothing will change and nothing was heard because this protest was just people trying to blend in with the rest of the worlds latest trends.

    • FYI says:

      Exactly. Many people participate so then can say they were part of something with photos etc. It is deep rooted and these type of demonstrations won’t even scratch the surface. It has to start from the top. The very same politicians who haven’t done a thing about it but they can sure make grand standing comments to the media about it starting with the Premier.

  8. Positive says:

    Some people just won’t be happy until they are miserable.

    This was a very large march for Bermuda and it had people from all through the community. The general feeling was positive and supportive.

    You can say it was “useless,” you can question people’s motives, but at the end of the day a big cross-section of Bermuda got out and agreed on something important.

    I for one am celebrating that.

    • Bob says:

      Yes it was positive that there was a great turnout from the people but this doesnt make sense. All these protests are going on because of 1 man (George Floyd). He was the trigger but what about all other black lives before that got beat and killed for no reason. Why all this now? Its just to fuel more caos during this pandemic and Bermuda failed to realize that. Luckily it was a peaceful and civilized march.

  9. FYI says:

    The Primier is in a prime position to get the ball rolling. But what do you get nothing but lip service. You have a majority black government but what do you get lip service. And that goes for all the Democrat run cities that have the problem of Systemic racism. They haven’t done a thing. But yet they support rioting and photo op protests that are not targeting those who can make changes. Come on folks wake up before it’s to late.

  10. Ringmaster says:

    The reason behind the march was lost at the end with a call to boycott certain shops and retail. It became an anti white protest A stupid move that is likely to have negative repercussions on the very people who were the reason for the march.

  11. PinkSand says:

    “This was a very large march for Bermuda and it had people from all through the community. The general feeling was positive and supportive.”:

    It was awesome…just like last years pride parade!

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