This Friday, the British authorities arrested seven people who were in possession of “smoke grenades”, painting and megaphones in the Cornwall region where the leaders’ summit of the G7 was taking place.
The information was confirmed by the Police of the UK.
The arrests occurred during a security check in the town of Hayle, about 6 kilometers from Carbis Bay, where the leaders of the G7 countries are staying, on Thursday afternoon, the Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement.
Two men and a woman, between 20 and 30 years old, continue to be detained on the suspicion of “possessing objects intended to commit harm“, while two other men and two women, aged between 26 and 45, are also in custody as suspects of “conspiracy to commit public disturbances”.
The British authorities have established spaces in the towns of Truro and Falmouth where protests will be allowed during the summit, although groups such as the environmentalists Extinction Rebellion have warned that they will try to bring their demonstrations closer to the hotel where the leaders are staying.
“We will continue to facilitate safe and legal protests, but criminal activity and public disorder will not be tolerated.” Warned the police.
The authorities have confirmed that about 40 groups have officially requested permission to demonstrate during the celebration of the international event.
More than 5,000 agents from various regions of England have traveled to the extreme southwest of Cornwall to ensure the security of the G7 meeting, which begins today and will last until next Sunday.
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