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Police arrest two people during protests at Old Trafford

Police have arrested two people during peaceful ‘Glazers out’ protests outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

The two people were arrested for public order offences.

During the last protest which was largely peaceful became very different and fans were seen on the pitch and some officers were hurt during clashes, as a result the game v Liverpool was called off.

The game was re-arranged for tonight 13 May 2021 in which Liverpool won 2-4.

Assistant Chief Constable for GMP, Chris Sykes, said: “We have been working closely with Manchester United and partners to ensure those in attendance outside the stadium are kept safe while exercising their right to a peaceful protest.”The safety of all those concerned remains GMP’s main priority.”We encourage everyone to remember we are still living under restrictions due to the pandemic and have a collective responsibility to remain safe and protect one another.”Enforcement remains our last resort, but anyone whose behaviour crosses the boundary into a criminal offence should expect to be prosecuted.”

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