Police on Saturday warned they will intervene if protests turn into mobs that disturb the peace and called on organisers of such events to comply with the measures.
Citing upcoming protests including one on Saturday night, police said they have contacted the organisers and call on people planning on attending such events to follow the health ministry’s guidelines as regards the use of masks and social distance. They pointed out that people need to keep at least 1.5 metres distance between them.
Another protest is set to take place outside the Presidential Palace on Saturday evening by groups that want, among other things, the abolition of the SafePass requirement as well as the obligation for unvaccinated people to present a rapid test every three days at their workplaces. They are also protesting against the government decision to stop offering free rapid tests to those who are unvaccinated.
A protest against the measures attended by thousands of demonstrators ended in violence last month when the building of Dias media group was attacked.