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Police request G8 protest powers
Derbyshire Police are requesting extra powers to deal with protesters at the G8 summit being held in the county.

Environment and development ministers from the G8 countries will attend the summit on Thursday and Friday.

Police want to try to stop protesters travelling between the city centre and Breadsall where the event takes place.

They want them to gather at an agreed central meeting place. Derby City Council has agreed to pass on the police request to the home secretary.

Campaigners are expected to be out in force ahead of the a meeting on the future of the environment at Breadsall Priory Hotel.

March ban

A number of roads will be closed in and around the Breadsall area between Wednesday and Saturday.

Council leader councillor Maurice Burgess said it was important the event passed off peacefully.

A Home Office spokesperson said: "The Home Office has received two applications from Derby City Council under the Public order Act 1986.

"They are for a ban on marches through Derby city centre and for a ban on trespassary assemblies in the parishes of Long Eaton, Breadsall and Morley.

"They are currently being considered."


SEE ALSO:
G8 summit on environment future
07 Feb 05 |  Derbyshire


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