Police React To Brighton Waitrose Action

1 July 2019, 08:22 | Updated: 1 July 2019, 08:24

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Sussex Police say they support peaceful protests but intimidating or criminal behaviour won't be tolerated.

Nine people were arrested in Brighton after an animal rights demo in the Waitrose on Western Road on Saturday.

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."