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Theresa May: police dealt with protest well

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Home Secretary praises police for a professional job in handing central London student demonstration yesterday

According to latest information from the Metropolitan Police, student protests in central London yesterday resulted in 32 arrests. Two police officers were injured.

Professional job

Commenting this morning, Theresa May said: ‘I think the police did a very good, professional job yesterday in London in dealing with the demonstration.

‘What we sadly saw in London yesterday was yet again what would have been a peaceful protest with the students who wanted to make their point - and this government believes in enabling people to protest peacefully - but sadly that was disrupted by a small minority who were intent on damage, on vandalism and on potentially worse.’

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