A registered political party called Britain First is planning to hold a demonstration in Burton town centre on Saturday 17 October 2015. We also believe counter protests will take place.
Staffordshire Police’s top priority is the safety of the community, the demonstrators and the counter demonstrators. We will support and protect people’s democratic right to demonstrate peacefully, while balancing the rights of local communities, businesses and the wider public to go about their business without fear of intimidation or serious disruption to the community.
Your local officers are working very closely with our many partner organisations to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and keep the peace, and as you would expect we will treat everyone fairly and with respect.
To help keep you informed about what’s happening please visit this web page. We will also be publishing updates throughout the operation on Twitter @ESTAFFSPOLICE and on this Facebook page. There will be lots more information on the dedicated website.
Your local police commander Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey will be holding an online chat this Thursday from 4pm to answer questions from members of the public about the police operation and he will be happy to explain what we expect to happen. Click here to take part.