Police release map of Britain First march through Rotherham

Proposed route of the Britain First march in Rotherham
Proposed route of the Britain First march in Rotherham
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Police in Rotherham have released a map of the proposed route the far right group Britain First will take tomorrow when hundreds of supporters march through the town.

The group plans to meet on Westgate at 1pm before marching through the town via Corporation Street and Bridgegate to All Saints Square, where there will be speeches.

Protestors will then proceed to College Street and High Street before marching back to Westgate.

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin said: “Public safety is our priority, balancing the rights of individuals’ right to protest against the rights of others going about their daily lives.

“This demonstration is on a much smaller scale to other demonstrations in recent weeks, including the EDL march in mid-September.

“There will be significantly fewer demonstrators and police officers working and there will be no barriers or fixed road closures.

“Overall, we do not anticipate there to be a significant impact to the town centre.”

Rolling road closures will be used as the march progresses through the town, to keep disruption to a minimum.