Statement in relation to demsontration in Sunderland

13 Jul 2017 15:23 PM

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On Saturday, July 15, there will be a demonstration in Sunderland. Below is Northumbria Police's statement on the demonstration. 

Chief Superintendent Ged Noble said: 

"It is wholly unacceptable and wrong that this march is to continue. The organisers of the campaign are well aware that all legal avenues open to the complainant are being explored by her. It is misleading for the organisers to imply otherwise.  These marches are not protests about the rights of an individual, with whom Northumbria police has dealt professionally and properly, but are being organised by people pushing their own agenda to divide our communities. Northumbria Police will work with the Council and other partners to prevent that happening here in Sunderland - a city we and its communities are rightly immensely proud of. Should the organisers proceed with their plans to demonstrate this weekend, they will do it with imposed conditions to minimise disruption and upset to people and businesses in our fine city."

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