Boxing Day anti-hunt protest in Lewes, East Sussex
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Angry scuffles in Lewes at Boxing Day hunt

There were scuffles in the East Sussex town of Lewes when a small group of anti-hunt protesters clashed with hundreds of hunt supporters.

Several police officers were needed to keep control at the Boxing Day event.

Earlier this month, the Deputy Mayor of Lewes, Councillor Imogen Makepeace, failed in an attempt to have the hunt banned from the town centre, saying it could lead to violence.

South East Today's John Young was in Lewes and spoke to Quinton Poulton, chairman of the Southdown and Eridge Hunt, and Vanessa Boultwood, an anti-hunt protester.

  • 26 Dec 2015
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