Information on protests

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Ben van der Merwe

Dear West Yorkshire Police,

I would be grateful if you are able to provide me the following data under the Freedom of Information Act:

For March 2020 onwards, information on every planned protest or march ('protest') in your area that police have been formally made aware of, including:

1. Whether the protest was authorised by the police,
2. The purpose or affiliation of the protest,
3. The date and location of the protest,
4. Whether the protest took place,
5. If the protest took place:
a). The number of arrests made at the protest,
b). The number of cautions made at the protest,
c). Whether any fine was issued to the organisers.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, it would be great if you could provide advice and assistance, under Section 16, as to how I can better word the request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben van der Merwe

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind Regards
Nicole Smith
Disclosure Assistant
Information Management
Digital Policing

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Sir/Madam,


Please see the attached document in relation to your information request.


Please accept our apologies for the delay.


Kind regards

Emily Dawson

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006




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