Police thank animal rights protest for peaceful march

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More than 200 people marched through Brighton to campaign for animal rights.

The National March for Farmed Animals began at The Level on Saturday and wound its way through the city centre to Madeira Drive.

It is thought there were approximately 250 people taking part in the march. There were no arrests.

The organisers worked closely with Sussex Police while planning the march so that appropriate policing could be put in place, freeing up officers to monitor other events in the city.

The force later issued a statement thanking the demonstrators for their co-operation.

Chief Inspector Jim Bartlett said: “It was a great example of how Sussex Police and protest organisers canwork together to facilitate a peaceful event and keep disruption to the community to a minimum.

“The organisers have engaged with Sussex Police’s Protest Liaison Officers (PLOs) throughout the planning process and also throughout the day.

“Everyone has the democratic right to protest and PLOs work to facilitate peaceful protest and provide a safe environment for the protesters and those going about their everyday business.”

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1:37pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Mel@cityclean says...

Well done animal rights protester,s. Heard it was a great day. My friends where there.
Well done animal rights protester,s. Heard it was a great day. My friends where there. Mel@cityclean
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1:40pm Mon 8 Oct 12

funkyyoyo says...

i had a delicious steak for dinner,hmmmmm was so yummy
i had a delicious steak for dinner,hmmmmm was so yummy funkyyoyo
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2:04pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Morpheus says...

I would like to know what they were actually proposing. We might learn something then. The way we treat animals reared for food is terrible. Yet our MPs are more concerned about well cared for circus animals.
I would like to know what they were actually proposing. We might learn something then. The way we treat animals reared for food is terrible. Yet our MPs are more concerned about well cared for circus animals. Morpheus
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2:41pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Dealing with idiots says...

What the police did not say was that they were also visiting businesses prior to the demo warning that the organisers would be looking to intimidate certain retailers. One of these was a sandwich shop for goodness sake. What made me laugh though was when they got to the organised intimidation point.........er the shop was shut, it always is on a Saturday afternoon. So much for their intelligence ho ho. The other thing not reported was the line of buses stretching into the distance back towards Churchill Sq, full of people.
Protest, fine but route them along the seafront and we can get on with our lives. And yes I do eat meat but only organic.
What the police did not say was that they were also visiting businesses prior to the demo warning that the organisers would be looking to intimidate certain retailers. One of these was a sandwich shop for goodness sake. What made me laugh though was when they got to the organised intimidation point.........er the shop was shut, it always is on a Saturday afternoon. So much for their intelligence ho ho. The other thing not reported was the line of buses stretching into the distance back towards Churchill Sq, full of people. Protest, fine but route them along the seafront and we can get on with our lives. And yes I do eat meat but only organic. Dealing with idiots
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4:42pm Mon 8 Oct 12

alyn, southwick says...

There may have been no violence but I don't call forcing a disabled person and their carer against fencing as they barged their way past particularly civilised. Although once I started acting as a human barrier and indicting for them to move over they did without any agro move over, but I think they should have done so without being forced to do so. May be if there was a copper at the front rather than only one in the middle (and loads at the back) it might have been more helpful
There may have been no violence but I don't call forcing a disabled person and their carer against fencing as they barged their way past particularly civilised. Although once I started acting as a human barrier and indicting for them to move over they did without any agro move over, but I think they should have done so without being forced to do so. May be if there was a copper at the front rather than only one in the middle (and loads at the back) it might have been more helpful alyn, southwick
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7:51pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Dealing with idiots says...

How much did the protest cost and can we send them an invoice?
How much did the protest cost and can we send them an invoice? Dealing with idiots
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9:00am Tue 9 Oct 12

F in L says...

Whenever these hippies protest I stay out of Brighton, and usually go shooting rabbits.
Whenever these hippies protest I stay out of Brighton, and usually go shooting rabbits. F in L
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10:57am Tue 9 Oct 12

Colin F1 says...

The event was highlighting animal abuse in the farming indusry, amongst other things and promoting veganism; which is the only way to live an animal friendly way of life.

As for you F in L: Does it make you feel big, shooting defenceless rabbits? It probably does because you're a coward, hiding behind a shotgun.
The event was highlighting animal abuse in the farming indusry, amongst other things and promoting veganism; which is the only way to live an animal friendly way of life. As for you F in L: Does it make you feel big, shooting defenceless rabbits? It probably does because you're a coward, hiding behind a shotgun. Colin F1
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11:54pm Tue 9 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

Take note SmashEDO.........YOU DON'T NEED TO USE VIOLENCE TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS.
Take note SmashEDO.........YOU DON'T NEED TO USE VIOLENCE TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS. AmboGuy
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