‘No trouble’ at Hastings anti-abortion demonstration

Pro-Choice demonstrators try to cover up anti-abortion posters at a protest in Hastings. Photo by Richard Platt SUS-170215-133547001
Pro-Choice demonstrators try to cover up anti-abortion posters at a protest in Hastings. Photo by Richard Platt SUS-170215-133547001

A controversial anti-abortion demonstration by around a dozen protesters in Hastings town centre passed off without incident on Friday (10 February), police said.

The protest in Devonshire Road was met by a counter-demonstration staged by an estimated 60 Pro-Choice supporters opposed to Abort67’s actions, but both sides remained peaceful.

One dispersal order was issued by officers at the scene, requiring a 39-year-old man to leave the area – there were no arrests.

No issues were reported over concerns vulnerable women attending a nearby clinic might be filmed, police added.

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