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Two arrests at pro cannabis rally through Brighton

Generic cannabis smoker
Demonstrators want the drug made legal

Two people have been arrested during a demonstration in Brighton calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Around 200 people held a rally in Victoria Gardens before marching though the city centre to Preston Park.

Sussex Police said they had worked with the organisers to ensure the demonstration went peacefully.

A spokeswoman said one person was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs, and another for possessing class B drugs.

The demonstration was organised on the social networking site Facebook.

Protestors said they wanted to "enjoy a smoke without the hassle of being arrested".



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