Police issue statement ahead of potential protest in Glastonbury today

  Posted: 03.04.21 at 10:44 by Glastonbury Nub News

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Avon and Somerset Police say plans are in place to facilitate a number of protests due to take place across the force area today (April 3), including in Glastonbury.

Following a change to Covid regulations, there is now an exemption to allow peaceful protests providing organisers take the required precautions to ensure people’s safety is not put at risk.

Superintendent Mark Runacres said: “We fully respect the fundamental democratic right of being able to protest and we have a long and proud history spanning many years of facilitating peaceful demonstrations.

“We’re aware of various events due to take place later today in Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Glastonbury and Bridgwater – and policing plans are in place.

“While we're expecting significant numbers to attend, we’d still urge people to consider finding alternative ways to express their views given that we’re still in the midst of the pandemic.

“Restrictions may have eased but large numbers of people congregating together at any one time continues to present a risk of spreading Covid-19.”

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