Police called to manage Leeds city centre protest as large demonstration takes place

Police were called to St Peter's Square in Leeds city centre this afternoon as a large demonstration took place.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 4:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th May 2021, 4:20 pm
St Peter's Square, Leeds (Photo: Google)

Officers liaised with the protesters who gathered on the square at 1pm today (Saturday).

West Yorkshire Police said officers would only use enforcement to disband the group as a 'last resort'.

The protesters were pictured marching through the city centre later this afternoon.

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A police spokesperson said: "West Yorkshire Police is aware of a planned protest in St Peter’s Square, Leeds.

"We have officers in attendance and will continue our 4Es approach of engaging, explaining and encouraging, with enforcement as a last resort."

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