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There will be a protest march and a pro-Palestinian meeting in Brighton on Saturday (December 6), but Sussex Police say they’ll keep disruption down on this busy Christmas shopping day.

The Brighton March for Free Education is meeting at The Level at 1pm and will march through the city between 2 and 4pm. Meanwhile, there is a day of discussion and debate on Palestine at the University of Brighton’s Pavilion Parade Building between 10am and 4.30pm, with associated activities at the Clock Tower.

Chief Inspector Katy Woolford said:

Residents and visitors can expect to see a visible and reassuring presence from police, but this is aimed primarily at keeping things running smoothly and peacefully.

As always, our priority is public safety. We are also working closely with travel companies, including Brighton and Hove Buses, to ensure any impact on the city is kept to a minimum.

“We have a duty to balance the rights of people to carry out a peaceful protest with allowing those who wish to go about their normal business in the city to do so. Unlawful behaviour  – will not be tolerated and will be dealt with positively.

Anyone who has concerns can speak to any of our officers in the lead up to the event or on the day. Up-to-date information will also be available via Twitter @sussex_police.”

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