The Police and Crime Commissioner has said he ‘wholly supports’ people’s right to protest ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s Black Lives Matter demonstration in Swindon.
Angus Macpherson appeared to support the event but encouraged people to adhere to government rules, despite the health secretary today urging the public not to take part in mass gatherings.
During the coronavirus daily briefing, Matt Hancock pointed out that only groups of up to six people can meet outdoors while observing social distancing of two metres.
Hundreds of people are expected to protest at Regent Circus in the town centre at 1pm to show solidarity with the worldwide Black Lives Matter campaign and calls for justice for George Floyd.
Wiltshire and Swindon commissioner Angus tweeted: “I wholly support the right to protest peacefully & people in our community exercising their democratic rights.
“It’s important that anyone protesting this weekend ensures they do so safely, responsibly & adheres to the Gov guidance on social distancing.”
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