A protest in Brighton on Saturday (31 January) that is predicted to attract several hundred participants is expected to cause some disruption in the city centre.
The Brighton March for Free Education is meeting at The Level at 2pm.
Officers will be on duty to try to keep disruption to a minimum but unfortunately the organisers of the protest have so far been unwilling to speak to the force about their plans for the day.
Chief Inspector Katy Woolford said:
“We hope that the organisers before Saturday will make contact with us so that we can work with them to minimise, as far as possible, the effect that the protest will have on the city.
“Residents and visitors can expect to see a visible and reassuring presence from police officers on Saturday but this is aimed primarily at helping keep people safe.
“It is vital that anyone taking part in the event complies with directions or other restrictions that officers may need to make to keep people safe. 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 but we have to prioritise public safety and preventing crime and disorder.
“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 by following @sussex_police on Twitter.”