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Rotherham being ‘blighted’ by repeated demonstrations, says commissioner
Frequent marches, demonstrations and protests about the Rotherham grooming scandal are having an ‘unacceptable impact’ on people in the town, a council commissioner has warned.
Commissioner Mary Ney said the town is being ‘blighted’ by the repeated protests which are intimidating local residents.
Exclusive: Police and council move to ban Rotherham abuse protests
Police and council bosses are to apply to the Government to have protest marches by extremist groups in Rotherham outlawed.
Rotherham Council’s commissioners have written to Home Secretary Theresa May advising her they are planning to make a joint submission with South Yorkshire Police asking to be allowed the special powers.