Five people were arrested at today’s traffic filter protests, Thames Valley Police said.
At least four of the five are understood to have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.
Police estimated that ‘approximately 2,000 people’ attended the main protest and march on Saturday, which began in Broad Street before walking to Manzil Way down Cowley Road and then back into town.
Ch Supt Colin Paine, the officer in charge of policing the main protest and counter demonstration, said in a statement: “The demonstrations proceeded peacefully and I would like to thank the people of Oxford, and those who visited our city, for largely abiding by the law and exercising their right to protest peacefully.” Officers had made five arrests, he said. But he added: “I am pleased to say that the demonstrations concluded with no significant incidents or major disruption.
“It is a testament to the Oxford and wider community of the Thames Valley that these demonstrations were peaceful, and we would also thank the public for their co-operation, patience and support throughout the day.”
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