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Top-Class Policing For Climate Change Protest

West Yorkshire Police Federation is full of praise for the way officers dealt with a climate crisis protest in Leeds city centre.
Extinction Rebellion groups descended on the city early in July, blocking a major route into the centre before camping and campaigning overnight on Victoria Bridge.

Other busy streets had to be closed for the week-long protest.

West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Brian Booth said he was proud of how his colleagues policed the disruption.

He said: “It’s gone pretty well, and I’m really proud of colleagues that have gone out and, on top of their everyday demand, have done this on their days off.

“It was a sterling performance, we are the finest police service in the world, and we have facilitated a peaceful protest and balanced the rights of individuals with the right of free assembly and speech.
“It’s something I think we sometimes don’t get enough credit for and how my colleagues have behaved during this difficult time over the last week, making their own personal sacrifices to deliver [this].
“I think it’s been absolutely fantastic and should be recognised.”

Date posted: August 20, 2019

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