Demonstrations: Flags

Home Office written question – answered at on 16 November 2023.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with police forces on preventing the use of flags of extremist organisations at protests.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

The management of protests is an operational matter for the police, who are independent of government.

The Home Office remains in regular contact with the police to ensure that they are fully supported in tackling unlawful behaviour at protests.

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