Videos & Updates: Demonstration At Cabinet

June 29, 2021 | 18 Comments

Concern Citizens Of Bermuda Public Demonstration June 2021[Updating] A “public demonstration” has been scheduled for today [June 29] at the Cabinet Building, with the gathering planned for 11.30am.

A poster promoting the event said, “We’re all equal. Vaccinated & unvaccinated. The Concerned Citizens. Join us for a public demonstration at the Cabinet Building on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:30am.”

An email sent to the media said, “Calling on all Bermudians and residents, politicians, church ministers/pastors, community leaders/community activist and the wider population of Bermuda. No more division, no more discrimination, vaccinated or unvaccinated, we are one. You stood up for Black Lives Matter, now stand up for yourselves Bermuda.”

Noting the “planned assembly” on the grounds of the Cabinet Office, Premier David Burt confirmed that “he and the Cabinet will break from their scheduled meeting to greet those assembled.”

Last night, the Premier said: “The organisers wrote to me last week indicating their intention to assemble peacefully in the grounds of the Cabinet Office and to ask if I would be available to receive documentation from them at 11:30 am.

“Peaceful protest and assembly is the cornerstone of a free society, and I respect the rights of those who intend to be there tomorrow as part of this peaceful gathering. The organisers have asked that the government consider their submissions, and I can assure them that we will do so.”

We will provide live video and updates as able, and to forewarn in advance, we understand there may be speakers and if a crowd shows up, live streaming people speaking in the middle of a crowd often results in less than ideal audio, so apologies in advance if this is the case!

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  1. Eyes wide open says:

    The Concerned Citizens group is either going to receive outstanding support or a back hand slap in the face based on the number of people that show up.

    • Red Pill says:

      Don’t let the crowd numbers fool you, there is a Hell of a lot more who are in support of the cause.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “No more division, no more discrimination”

    Absolutely, but in all aspects of life, not just in relation to COVID-19 and vaccination.

    No matter your skin colour, no matter your gender or gender identity, no matter your sexual orientation, no matter your political or religious beliefs, “No more division, no more discrimination”

  3. hummmmm says:

    Im impressed. Let’s see what comes of it

  4. Stephanie Hollis says:

    Equal rights!

    …for LGBTQ+?

  5. Toodle-oo says:

    What an appalling display of tone and body language from the premier not to mention the unnecessary trotting out of everyone else in the cabinet building as some sort of ‘power demonstration’ .
    And the fact that they didn’t hang around for the speeches was in very poor taste as well.
    I just hope there wasn’t anyone in the crowd who thought it was funny when some time back Alex Scott accepted a petition on the steps of the HOA and then dropped it on the ground at his feet in contempt of the then organizer because what we saw this morning was no different.

  6. Mark says:

    So now we know exactly how many selfish and stupid numpties there are. Thanks

  7. sandgrownan says:

    The anti-vax movement is perhaps one of the most stupid, boneheaded and asinine groups known to man.

    Never mind the outright hypocrisy of those still pursuing a legal plan to ban SSM.

    The fact is this – vaccination programs have historically been the single most important medical advance known to man since the advent of clean drinking water and basic hygiene. There is enormous historical precedent for forced vaccinations, and the effectiveness of vaccination programs.

    A key factor is volume of vaccinations. It’s well known that vaccines are never 100% effectiveness, but by increasing the numbers of those who are vaccinated significantly increases effectiveness. Fact, End of story.

    COVID-19 is highly contagious, and deadly in many cases. All ICU cases in Bermuda were unvaccinated. How many walked out? THe global pandemic continues with thousands dying daily for lack of vaccines.

    And a bunch of up their own arse Bermudians think they know best? No, we’re not equal, those that choose not to be vaccinated should be ridiculed and treated with contempt for increasing the risk for the rest of us.

    A quick look around the internet reveals that..

    “Morgan Stanley in New York will not allow unvaccinated staff back into their offices…”

    “Cathay Pacific have said unvaccinated staff risk losing their jobs…”

    “San Francisco (city) now requiring all employees to be vaccinated or risk losing jobs.”

    • Red Pill says:

      Don’t let the crowd numbers fool you, there is a Hell of a lot more who are in support of the cause.

      • sandgrownan says:

        And an equally large number who support The Premier in this matter.

    • Red Pill says:

      If you were paying attention to what has been said you would come to the conclusion that it is not an anti-vaccine demonstration one reason is that it is not a vaccine. Open your completely closed mind.

      • sandgrownan says:

        That’s factually and demonstrably untrue.

        The fact remains, the reason we have quarantine (and supervised at that) is because Bermudians think their sh*t don’t stink. They cannot be trusted to stay home after travelling.

        The reasons we had a spike in cases AND deaths, is because of the unvaccinated and poor behaviour.

        Behave like spoiled children, get treated like spoiled children.

  8. Bill says:

    From the press conference tonight looks like the protest didnt matter and fell on deaf ears.
    What hasnt been brought up is, where is the $75 travel authorisation money going? Lets say give or take 1000 people come into the airport daily. Thats $75k times 365 days a year equals over $27 million.

  9. ladeej says:

    The Premier/Government has not divided a country that is already divided, and IMO the divide is not vaccinated vs non vaccinated.

    Take a look around – who is employed vs unemployed? Who is earning mega bucks while the other is underpaid and oftentimes more qualified?

    Wake up. This is much bigger than you think.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      “Take a look around – who is employed vs unemployed? Who is earning mega bucks while the other is underpaid and oftentimes more qualified?”

      Are you referring to the entire civil service including all ministers who never lost a dime throughout all of the lock downs , restrictions and stay at home orders ?
      The private sector people who pay their wages through taxes are the ones taking licks and even if they are ‘more qualified’.

  10. Red Pill says:

    If you were paying attention to what has been said you would come to the conclusion that it is not an anti-vaccine demonstration one reason is that it is not a vaccine. Open your completely closed mind.

  11. saud says:

    “The Premier/Government has not divided a country”

    YES THEY HAVE…by race, sexuality and economics.
    They are the worst thing to ever happen to Bermuda.

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