Protest groups have been accused of “holding their city to ransom” with a chaotic demonstration.

Activists came in for criticism after a march by 200 people disrupted central Brighton on Saturday, with some businesses estimating trade fell by a quarter.

Thousands of bus passengers and drivers faced long delays as the May Day demonstrators played a cat-and-mouse game with police across the city.

Shops stood empty or closed their doors as the protesters passed, while roads were temporarily blocked.

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