Far-right protests draining police resources, figures reveal

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South Yorkshire police forced to spend almost £5m since start of 2012 on keeping peace at demonstrations South Yorkshire police have spent nearly £5m on policing far-right protests since the beginning of 2012, figures have shown. Freedom of information requests … Continue reading

Calls made for officers to be suspended over handling of Britain First march in Rotherham after four jailed

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Calls have been made for the suspension of senior police officers involved in the handling of a Britain First march through Rotherham after four men were jailed for violent disorder. A defence campaign organisation for a group of Asian defendants … Continue reading

Attempts to ban Rotherham abuse protests stall

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Attempts to ban Rotherham abuse protests stall Attempts to ban extremist groups from demonstrating in Rotherham have stalled, The Star can reveal. Rotherham Council commissioners wrote to the Home Secretary in May saying they were planning to make a joint … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police chief calls for an end to protests

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South Yorkshire Police chief calls for an end to protests South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has called for an end to protests which have cost his force £4 million over the last three years. He said funds and resources … Continue reading

VIDEO: Britain First march and counter-demo hit town centre

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WATCH footage of Saturday’s town centre march by Britain First and counter-protests by Unison, Unite Against Fascism, British Muslim Youth and others as captured by the Rotherham Advertiser. See the Advertiser website for breaking news and Friday’s newspaper for photographs … Continue reading

Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march

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Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march Police investigating disruption in Rotherham after Saturday’s Britain First march are appealing for people to send them videos and photos from social media. South Yorkshire Police announced it … Continue reading