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Conditions imposed on march and demonstration

News   •   Oct 12, 2018 13:47 BST

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has imposed conditions upon marches and rallies being planned by the Democratic Football Lads’ Alliance (DFLA) and also upon a counter demonstration, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 13 October in central London.

Conditions have been imposed under Section 12 and 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, on a march and rally, as follows:

DFLA:

Notice under Section 12 Public Order Act 1986; Conditions to be imposed on persons organising or taking part in a public procession:

1. The march must not commence before 13:00.
2. The march must commence between 13:00 and 15:00.
3. Any march that is associated with DFLA must start at Park Lane.
4. The march must then take place along the following route – Park Lane, Piccadilly, St James St, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall.
5. No vehicles are permitted.
6. The conditions may be subject to change by the senior officer present, if in doubt please consult a police officer.
7. Failure to adhere to these conditions may lead to arrest and prosecution.

Notice under Section 14 Public Order Act 1986; Conditions to be imposed on persons organising or taking part in a public assembly:

1. A static assembly must only take place at the designated site in Whitehall North.
2. Any assembly or rally cannot start before 14:00 and must finish by 16:00.
3. The conditions may be subject to change by the senior officer present, if in doubt please consult a police officer.
4. Failure to adhere to these conditions may lead to arrest and prosecution.

Conditions have also been imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, on a rally in opposition of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) rally at Whitehall:

Notice under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986; Conditions to be imposed on persons organising or taking part in a public assembly:

1. A static assembly must only take place at the designated site in Parliament Street, south of its junction with King Charles Street.
2. Any assembly or rally cannot start before 13:30 and must finish by 16:00
3. The conditions may be subject to change by the senior officer present, if in doubt please consult a police officer.
4. Failure to adhere to these conditions may lead to arrest and prosecution.

The information and intelligence available to the MPS at this time means that that Met feels it necessary to impose these conditions to prevent the demonstrations from resulting in serious disorder and serious disruption to the life of the community.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, said: “We police hundreds of events and demonstrations each year and we always facilitate peaceful protest. We also have a duty to ensure the community can go about its daily business not unduly impacted by demonstrations and marches, which is why we have taken the decision to impose these conditions. If you want to protest on Saturday we ask that you do so peacefully, whatever your view. We will adopt a robust intervention policy for anyone who attends and is intent on violence and disorder, or is in breach of these conditions.”