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Police in the dark over protests

Met Police have revealed they are in the dark over the organisers of two protests planned outside the London Stadium on Saturday.

One protest involves a stroll from Stratford park to the Stadium at 12.30pm while another planned static demonstration tells supporters to ensemble at 1 pm at Stratford station for wait for further instructions. Superintendent Jo Edwards will be the police commander at Saturday’s game and she urged the organisers to come forward and speak to the police to ensure a peaceful demo saying that ‘Protest is not criminal!’

In the Police hosted conference call this evening with West Ham websites and groups including Claret and Hugh, Edwards said would be a visible but reassuring police presence at the Olympic Park on Saturday. She added that the level of officers on duty would be proportionate but they would not be wearing riot gear.

The police say they will not be lining the stands or the director’s box but they will be on hand within the London stadium on Saturday to react to any breach of the peace or criminal acts should they occur.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter