Police make arrests in Nottingham following coronavirus protest

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Police Make Arrests In Nottingham Following Coronavirus Protest Police Make Arrests In Nottingham Following Coronavirus Protest
Coronavirus – Sun Jan 3, 2021, © PA Wire/PA Images
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By Max McLean, PA

Three people were arrested in Nottingham after a coronavirus protest made its way through the city.

A Nottinghamshire Police statement confirmed three arrests and 12 fixed penalty notices, adding that it was likely those numbers would rise.

(Mike Egerton/PA)

A protest was spotted at around midday at the Victoria Embankment, and according to local press it continued to move into the city centre.

An anti-Covid-19 vaccination leaflet and an anti-lockdown sticker were also spotted in the city – which is currently under Tier 4 restrictions – on Sunday.

Assistant chief constable Steve Cooper, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We had an increased police presence this afternoon as we looked to maintain security and offer reassurance, as well as engaging with those present at the protest including organisers.

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“The police were on hand to make sure the wider public were kept safe and secure and preserve any evidence of any breaches before dispersing the crowd.

“As a consequence we have made three arrests and issued 12 fixed penalty notices so far, with the likelihood this will rise.”

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