PSNI have held a productive meeting over Gaza protests

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Police in Foyle had a productive meeting with DUP representatives and discussed a number of issues surrounding recent Gaza protests in the city centre.

On Saturday, July 26, a notified parade took place in the city centre, during which some people lay down on Shipquay Street. This delayed the parade for two minutes. Police are satisfied that no offences were committed as a result of this delay. The Parades Commission did not issue a determination in respect of this parade.

Area Commander Jon Burrows, said: “Our main priorities are to keep people safe and ensure parades are peacefully conducted within the law and in accordance with any Parades Commission determinations that may apply. We police all public events in a proportionate manner. We encourage those involved in demonstrations, parades or protests of any kind to show dignity and respect, but ultimately we will uphold the law.”