“Please disperse and go home,” the captain instructed over the megaphone.
“We want to vote,” a woman shouted.
“This polling station has been closed as a Covid precaution. Only those on the Government’s ‘Proven Safe” list can cast ballots here,” the officer announced.
Just then three mask-less individuals in red hats squeezed through the crowd. The approached the police cordon and were ushered through without as much as an ID check.
“What about them?” the woman shouted.
“Proven safe,” the policeman replied. “Safe indeed.”