New restrictions are going to be put in place to limit the number of protesters demonstrating on King Street in Manchester over Gaza.
Greater Manchester Police chief constable Sir Peter Fahy said today that he has taken the decision to limit the number of protesters to 10 at a time, in a bid to limit disruption.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, said:
Councillor Pat Karney, the city centre spokesman, said: “It’s a huge step forward. Businesses on the street have been suffering. What was at risk, were Manchester jobs. The council welcomes the decision of the chief constable.”
Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protesters have been holding counter-demonstrations through Manchester city centre since July – with some business reporting takings down by some 80 per cent.