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Just 10 minutes left for the live chat on march and counter protest http://t.co/LrhUpkYeiN 17/04/2014 19:23:19

@CasualsUnitedNT I think your question is being answered right now. 17/04/2014 19:17:37

@CasualsUnitedNT It is a balance of allowing both groups to protest, which is their right. 17/04/2014 19:07:31

@BeckiMarsh1 @suzycasuals A man was arrested on suspicion of GBH for that. I will try and find out what happened to him. 17/04/2014 18:45:56

@suzycasuals Steve has answered this one for you on the web chat. 17/04/2014 18:32:59

@suzycasuals Which question was it? Was it the section 60a question? 17/04/2014 18:25:39

@suzycasuals We have lots of questions coming in and are working through them. What would you like to know? 17/04/2014 18:18:27

@outsidethewhale He is getting through all the questions. Keep an eye on http://t.co/Kkff1V0BNa 17/04/2014 18:06:44

Live chat on #MarchforEngland now. Get involved at http://t.co/LrhUpkYeiN 17/04/2014 17:55:54

Live chat about March for England in Brighton starting now. Tweet us with your questions. 17/04/2014 17:38:42

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Protest Liaison Officers

Facilitating peaceful protest in Sussex

One of the core functions of the police service is to facilitate peaceful protest. In Sussex we are always looking for ways to develop our service in this area.

For this reason we have put in place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team based in Brighton & Hove. This team's primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event. They will work alongside groups who wish to protest peacefully, always balancing the needs of the wider community.

We hope that by having these nominated officers in place we will be able to build relationships which will benefit protest groups, businesses, residents, visitors and our service too. If protestors share their intentions with us beforehand, this enables us to put the right measures in place to facilitate a safe environment for groups and provide a proportionate policing presence.

Two dedicated officers work in this team. They are on hand to talk to groups about any events they may be planning. These could be anything from a very small gathering to a large scale march.

PC Stephanie Franks DF386 - Stephanie has worked in Brighton & Hove for five years. As well as working on the Partnership Community Safety Team, supporting victims of anti-social behaviour, Stephanie has also been part of the team that works to tackle organised immigration crime, human trafficking and exploitation.

Sergeant Mark Redbourn CR278 - Mark has worked in Brighton & Hove for the last nine years. He started working on the Response Team which attends emergency calls and then moved across to the local Investigation Team.

The team can be contacted Monday to Friday on:

Phone 101 extension 550800
Email  brightonand.hoveplo@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Twitter @SusPolPLO
Facebook Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer

Alongside this team we have additional officers to support protest groups when events are taking place. These officers will always be clearly identifiable as they will wear light blue tabards with 'Police Liaison Officer' on the back.

Anyone can make contact with the team or follow us on Twitter to find out more about the work we are undertaking in the city, to give us their views and to discuss any issues with us.