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Arrests made following protests in Brighton

News   •   Jun 29, 2019 19:20 BST

Sussex Police have arrested nine people following protests across Brighton.

Officers attended Waitrose in Western Road to reports of a large group people being involved in an animal rights protest just before 5pm on Saturday (June 29).

Police provided an immediate response which result in nine members of the group being arrested for failing to provide their names or addresses. All nine remain in custody and the investigation remains ongoing.

Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell, Command of the operation said: “We worked with the supermarket staff and organisers to facilitate peaceful protests that balance the rights of those to protest without disproportionately affecting the rights of the general public.

“However disruptive, criminal and intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated and we will use our police powers to act on this.”