Derbyshire Constabulary, in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council, is placing restrictions on any protests planned in the vicinity of the British National Party’s Red, White and Blue event.
The BNP is staging the event at a site on Codnor-Denby Lane on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 14th, 15th and 16th 2009 and a number of groups have indicated their plans to stage a protest in response to the event on Saturday August 15th 2009.
As part of this process the police and council have invoked a number of sections of the Public Order Act 1986 to help prevent serious disorder, serious damage to property and serious disruption to the local community.
Affected Area Map http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/sei/s/845/f121.pdf
A further Derbyshire Police statement predicting disruption is at: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/news/2029.html
Those involved in any ‘more’ direct action, should be most concerned with this device.
Drone used to monitor BNP event: A drone fitted with video cameras will be flown over a British National Party gathering in Derbyshire after dozens of protesters were arrested last year.
and ….. this video of the new police flying toy, is the best i’ve seen so far. This was taken at the Stonehenge events this year.
The local Nottingham campaign against this event: http://nobnpfestival.wordpress.com