A large crowd — which the police estimated to include some 7,000 people — took part in in a march in Bermuda on June 7, with participants making their way through the streets of Hamilton in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The event – organised by Jasmine Brangman and Dynera Bean – saw the thousands of marchers chant terms including ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Silence is Compliance’ as they paid homage to the movement, which is receiving support in countries around the world.
Speaking at a press conference on June 8, Bermuda Premier David Burt said, “Yesterday was a powerful moment for Bermuda. Thousands took to the streets to show solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, while demanding justice, and elimination of racism in Bermuda.
“Bermuda’s justice system is not colorblind. We have to make sure that we continue the reforms to our justice system so that the differing treatment of black person versus white persons inside of the criminal justice system is no longer there.”