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Two men were arrested on suspicion of public order offences during today's demonstration. Hertfordshire Police said:
Protestors have advanced towards the police line.
They are nowsitting in front of the police.
Around 150 people have gathered in Hertfordshire toprotest against trials of GM wheat crops.
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Protestors planning action over a genetically modified wheat trial in Hertfordshire have been banned from going anywhere near the crop.
A group called Take The Flour Back had planned a day of protests at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden.
But St Albans council has won an order from the Home Office to use extra police powers to stop them going on to the land, amid fears the demonstration could result in damage to crops and buildings.
Supporters are due to congregate in Rothamsted Park, next to the institute, at noon.
The plan was to proceed along footpaths to a site where scientists are growing a new strain of experimental wheat.
Take The Flour Back hopes "hundreds" of activists will answer the rallying call.
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A video created by the 'Take the Flour' back campaign explains what the group's members will protest against this afternoon:
The video claims:
"There has been no proper safety research for GM wheat. GM food can have unintended results. Plus, releasing anti-biotic anything into the wild is a bad idea."
Proposed 'mass action' is to take place today in Harpenden, Hertfordshire by Take the Flour Back campaign group.
The protest is against the experimental trial of wheat, which has been genetically modified (GM) to repel aphid attack - the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants.
Bakers, farmers, allotment holders and beekeepers are thought to be turning out to voice their opposition to GM crops at Midday.