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3rd December 2020 
Dear Elena Martyn 
Freedom of Information Request - Reference No: 20202380 
1. How many arrests were made at BLM protests for all alleged crimes between 1st 
January 2020 and 1st November 2020? 
2. Of these arrests, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 legislation? 
3. Of those arrested, how many were first-time offenders? 
4. How many charges have been brought against those arrested at BLM protests for 
all alleged crimes between 1st January 2020 and 1st November 2020? 
5. Of these charges, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020? 
6. Of those charged, how many were first-time offenders? 
7. How many police officers were injured as a result of BLM protests? 
8. How many protesters were injured as a result of BLM protests? 
For all of the above questions, please break these figures down by age, race, gender, 
alleged crime and month. 
I approached our Central Operational planning and Duties Inspector for assistance with your 
He has advised the following: 
Within South Yorkshire, we had no arrests / prosecutions / incidents of disorder / injured 
officers or injured protestors as a result of the BLM events. 
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Yours sincerely 
Louise Holmes 
Information Compliance Clerk 
South Yorkshire Police 
Information Compliance Unit 
Performance & Governance 
Unit 20 Sheffield 35A Business Park 
Churchill Way 
S35 2PY 
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