CoP: No more than 25 people allowed at political meetings, walkabouts

Political parties must seek approval from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for conducting motorcades as part of their election campaign.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith issued the reminder as election campaigning gets underway in preparation for the August 10 general election.

He also reminded the political parties that police will enforce the COVID-19 health regulations during the election campaign period to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

Political parties must submit written applications for the approval of motorcades.

Applications must include the proposed date of the motorcade and other relevant information, such as the duration, the intended route, and how many people and vehicles are expected to participate in the procession.

Social distancing must be followed by all those participating in political meetings and walkabouts.

There should be no more than 25 persons congregating at the meetings or during walkabouts.

Commissioner Griffith said while political parties do not need permission to hold political meetings, he is requesting that they inform the TTPS of meetings and walkabouts, to ensure that there is a police presence to prevent any untoward incidents.

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