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GM wheat trial protests

Hundreds of protesters have gathered near a scientific research centre where a genetically modified wheat crop is being grown. Security around the site in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has been increased.

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Hertfordshire Police: We will respond to 'unlawful demonstrations'

We fully recognise the right of people to demonstrate lawfully and peacefully on public land and will facilitate demonstrations of this nature in Hertfordshire.

Officers will be present to police the day peacefully and ensure that people are able to protest peacefully and we would welcome further contact from the organisers in order to facilitate this.

However, as the police we always have a duty to uphold the law and will respond appropriately should unlawful demonstrations or criminal acts occur.

– Hertfordshire Police

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