Four facing charges after Brighton May Day protest

Brighton protest Sussex Police said about 200 officers were deployed during the Brighton demonstration

Four people arrested during a May Day protest in Brighton have been charged by Sussex Police.

About 200 people took part in the protest by anti-capitalists under the banner Brighton May Day collective.

Sussex Police said about 200 officers were deployed including mounted officers from Thames Valley Police.

Officers arrested eight people and charged four, from Brighton, Kent, and Cheshire, who are all due to appear before Brighton magistrates on 20 May.

Michael Cutting, 28, of Hanover Terrace, Brighton, was charged with refusing to remove a face mask when asked to do so by a police officer and being in possession of items used to destroy or damage property.

Jorge Lagar, 25, of Over Street, Brighton was charged with assaulting a police officer.

Leweis Owen, 30, from Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent was charged with assault and obstructing an officer in his line of duty.

Madeleine Hayes, 22, of London Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, was charged with refusing to remove a face mask when asked to do by an officer.

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