Six people arrested after protesting at a shop in Derry

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct following a protest at a shop in Derry.

Police received reports that a number of people entered a shop in the Strand Road area of ​​the city to protest at around 2.20pm on Saturday, April 20.




Police have said those involved began causing disruptions at the premises and became aggressive and verbally abusive towards customers in the store.

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Six people, five men and one woman, were later arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Two men, aged 53 and 57, have been released on bail pending further investigation, while the four others have been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Inspector Craig said: “At around 2.20pm police received a report that a number of people had entered the store to protest.

“Those involved began causing disruptions in the premises and became aggressive and verbally abusive towards customers.

“Officers attended and six people were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Two men, aged 53 and 57, were released on bail to allow further investigation.

“Four others, three men and a woman, have been released pending reporting to the Public Prosecution Service.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or know anyone who may have footage that could assist the investigation, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 911 of 20/04/24 .”

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