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Police: “The Matter Remains Under Review”

Police: “The Matter Remains Under Review”

[Updated] “The matter remains under review,” the police have stated in reference to the police officer who was suspended five weeks ago for a “disturbing social media post.” On June 7th, the police confirmed that an officer had been suspended from duty due to a “disturbing social media post.” The online post, which was... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

[Updated with photos] The Social Justice Bermuda group is holding a Black Lives Matter march this afternoon [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below and you can view all our coverage of the Social Justice Bermuda group here. The group previously said, “Our march will start... Read more of this article

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

There will be traffic disruptions during the march and tomorrow’s [June 13] Black Lives Matter march hosted by Social Justice Bermuda, the police have advised. A police spokesperson said, “In support of the peaceful protest scheduled to take place in the City of Hamilton on Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Bermuda Police Service Parish Officers... Read more of this article

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

Social Justice Bermuda will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday [June 13] and the group has  provided further clarity on the upcoming event as well as information about the longer term vision for their collective. A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda announced that they will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday.... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice Bermuda presented their petition – “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” – to Governor John Rankin this evening at Government House. The petition — which received more than 93,000 signatures – states, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in the... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA To Hold March On June 13

Social Justice BDA To Hold March On June 13

The Social Justice Bermuda group will be holding a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park at 4.00pm. The group tweeted the graphic below, saying: “SocialJusticeBDA – Marching for Black Lives; We march against racism, fascism, & police brutality; Come to learn more about our action items & engage... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

[Updated with photos] The “We Take Action” protest is taking place this afternoon [June 3], with people gathering at the Arboretum with plans to march to the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. You can tune in and watch live below, and view our coverage of the first ‘We Take Action’ march held earlier this week here. The 55-minute live video... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

The police are advising the public that there will be traffic diversions in the Middle Road, Devonshire area this afternoon [June 3] ”due to protest activity in the area of the US Consulate.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public that due to protest activity in the area of the... Read more of this article

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

[Updated] The “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” online petition has attained over 25,000 signatures in the past two days, with the petition having the stated aim of “letting the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” Screenshot from... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

“21 square miles, no space for racism,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Reject Rizzuto” were some of the terms chanted as the “We Take Action” protest took place yesterday [June 1], with people gathering outside the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. The march followed after it was announced that Lee Rizzuto —... Read more of this article

Video: “We Take Action” March Today

Video: “We Take Action” March Today

[Updated] Saying they are “aware of a planned march for today,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines urged people to conduct themselves in a respectful and responsible manner, wear a mask or face covering and practise physical distancing. While Minister Caines did not mention specifically what the planned march was about, we assume,... Read more of this article

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

An online petition – titled “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General”– has started, with an aim to “let the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” The petition said, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in... Read more of this article