Protesters in tents have taken over a city centre landmark “indefinitely”.

Occupy Brighton members have set up tents in Victoria Gardens.

Yesterday evening (October 30) there were around 30 people, but more were due to join throughout the night.

This is despite Brighton and Hove City Council’s warning that eviction proceedings will be started this week.

A spokesman for the group, who gave his name as Ben, said: “We are here indefinitely. We are going to occupy this site until we find solutions to the challenges we all face.

“This is a drink and drugs-free site and we are cleaning up after our-selves. We are not here to cause any trouble.”

He said “tranquillity teams” would be keeping guard at the camp at all times after threats from right-wing counter-protesters.