December 20, 2007
POLICE made five arrests last Saturday during the largest animal rights demonstration seen in Ledbury for many years. Protestors say that 200 protestors marched through Ledbury town centre while police say the actual figure was around half that.
Only a small number of protestors were allowed to protest directly outside the Sequani laboratory in the Bromyard Road.
All five were detained at Leominster Police Station and were subsequently released on bail, until February 2008. Chris Dowdeswell of the Western Animal Rights Network was critical of what he called heavy handed police tactics and he said that 200 officers were assigned to cover the protest.