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