We know that many people hope to use this as an opportunity to share their views and have their voices heard on a global stage.
Devon & Cornwall Police support the right to protest peacefully. ACC Mayhew said: “I am reassured to hear that the several protests that have taken place over the past few days have passed peacefully, without disorder and without significant disruption to local communities.
“The vast majority of groups have engaged positively with our officers and Police Liaison Teams on the ground and I am hopeful that this continues in the coming days.”
With two days of the G7 Leaders’ Summit remaining and a number of planned protests due to take place we are keen to continue working with protest groups. However, where necessary, we will take robust action against anyone looking to cause disruption or disorder.
We will continue to balance the right to protest with the rights of local communities to go about their daily business and ask everyone to play their part in helping us maintain that balance.
You’ll be able to see our Police Liaison Teams working across the counties this weekend wearing light blue tabards. If you have any questions or want to talk to us about protest, please speak to one of the team in person or contact: G7Engagement@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk.