Protests (Roads)

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:40 am on 7 June 2007.

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Police forces and local authorities, working with other agencies, as appropriate, are responsible for ensuring that protest events result in the minimum level of disruption to the local community. Issues such as maintaining public safety and managing access to the road network are key elements of police and local authority activity during such events.