May Day protest planned for Brighton tomorrow

Posted On 29 Apr 2011 at 10:19 am

Police chiefs are urging those planning a May Day protest in Brighton tomorrow (Saturday 30 April) to liaise with officers.

Sussex Police said that there have been calls through social networks for anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-cuts protesters to join in the protest called “Plans to Party and Protest by the Sea”.

Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett said: “No one has come forward to speak to us about the protest which makes the policing operation difficult and increases the risk of disruption to members of the community, businesses and shop owners and visitors who just want to make the most of the recent warm weather and bank holiday weekend.

“We want to facilitiate the right of all those involved to protest peacefully along with with the rights of those trying to go about their lawful business.

“This is the second protest over the two bank holiday weekends.

“We welcome people coming to the city to express their views but we are urging those involved to contact us about their intentions.

“Our officers are advising residents, businesses and those planning a shopping day in Brighton that certain areas may experience some temporary disruption during the protest.”

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