About 2000 folks demonstrated against this event. Police had been granted orders under the Public Odger Act 1986. This defined the march route, and created 2 "Designated Protest Points" in Codnor Market Place and on Codnor-Denby Lane, 250 metres short of the entrance to the RWB events. Some made and effort to push past the police cordon there. This was reinforced a number of times, eventually deploying horses and dogs. A few arrests resulted, but no serious injury.
A total of 19 people were arrested at various locations. Three have been charged with public order offences and a fourth with unlawfully obstructing the highway. The police operation cost around £500,000 and involved more than 500 officers, many from other forces, on the mutual aid scheme.
Police surveillance was very much in evidence [as ever]. With the FIT, EG teams, the helicopter and now the shiny new drone, local force are thinking of buying ......
More on the Subject.....
Feature: Anti-fascists challenge BNP's return to Derbyshire
The 'welcoming Gate Crew' BNP Event at Codnor, Derbyshire
AirRobots Drone deployed at Demo against the BNP Event in Derbyshire
Demonstration against the BNP Event in Derbyshire : Surveillance Operations
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