At around 7:20pm last night (Saturday 3 December 2022) GMP were called to reports of a disturbance outside a premises on Blossom Street, Manchester.
14 individuals were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Superintendent Ian Jones of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “Though this wasn’t a large-scale protest, we understand it caused some disruption in and around the area of Blossom Street last night so would like to thank members of the public and businesses for their patience whilst we responded to the incident in the most appropriate way.
“GMP respects the right of people to protest peacefully and so will always, in the first instance, engage with organisers and demonstrators to facilitate this - as per national guidance.
“It is, however, our responsibility to prevent and investigate crime, and keep people safe. In this case, and following engagement attempts, the most appropriate course of action was to make arrests.”