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Student Demonstrators (Manchester)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the charges brought against those persons arrested while demonstrating against himself at Manchester university students' union this month, the date of appearance in court and the verdict and sentence, where applicable.

The chief constable of Greater Manchester informs me that the following charges have been brought in connection with the demonstration at Manchester university students union on 1 March:

OffenceNumber
Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1936 (conduct conducive to a breach of the peace)19
Obstruction of the police6
Obstruction of the highway6
Theft of a policeman's helmet1
Common law breach of the peace1
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None of these cases has yet been dealt with by the courts. One has been adjourned until June; the others are expected to be heard in April.