This is why police were in Leeds city centre today

Police cars and vans could be seen on The Headrow this afternoon.

Saturday, 13th July 2019, 2:28 pm
Police vans on the Headrow on Saturday.

They were parked between Sports Direct and TKMaxx - just above Briggate.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that they were there to facilitate a protest.

Police vans on the Headrow on Saturday.

It has since been stood down.

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A police spokesperson said that the protest passed peacefully with no incidents.