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20th November 2020, 19:56

Heavy police presence in Casemates as anti-mask demonstration fails to materialise

The anti-mask wearing demonstration planned for six on Friday evening at Casemates Square did not materialise after the Royal Gibraltar Police warned that gatherings of over 16 would breach Civil Contingencies legislation.

The RGP said the purpose of this current legislation is to reduce the spread of Covid and that by wearing masks in the designated places and avoiding large gatherings, members of the public are supporting these efforts to protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the wider community at this difficult time.

Nevertheless, there was a heavy police presence inCasemates but apart from the usual hustle and bustle, there were no large gatherings.

In answer to GBC questions, the RGP said it is pleased that, whilst some may not agree with certain regulations, many people seem to have acted appropriately and not taken part in what would have been an illegal gathering.

The Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger, said he is grateful to the community for taking heed of the RGP’s advice which was given with the intent of protecting those who are vulnerable and the elderly.’