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Two arrested at fresh Old Trafford protest against Glazers’ ownership

Thu 13 May 2021 | 21:19

Two people were arrested outside Old Trafford during the protests against Manchester United’s owners ahead of United’s rescheduled clash with Liverpool.

Manchester United

fans gathered to demonstrate against the Glazer family’s ownership ahead of their match against

Liverpool

, which was postponed last week after several supporters broke onto the pitch.

Liverpool team bus used a back gate to enter Old Trafford and protestors who attempted to run around the stadium to block the coach were stopped by mounted police and riot vans.

Greater Manchester Police issued a statement after the demonstrations, adding that two people had been arrested for public order offenses.

"We are aware of a protest currently taking place outside Old Trafford football stadium, with a small number of people seemingly intent on disrupting the fixture,”

the statement read

.

"Officers are in attendance to maintain safety while facilitating the right to peaceful protest. Two arrests have been made relating to public order offenses."

Assistant Chief Constable for GMP, Chris Sykes, said

: "We have been working closely with Manchester United and partners to ensure those in attendance outside the stadium are kept safe while exercising their right to a peaceful protest.


source: SportMob