Leicester

Jubilee Square camp protesters charged by police

Police walking through the camp Image copyright Peter Fothergill
Image caption Police moved the protesters ahead of a carnival that is due to take place in Jubilee Square

Three people have been charged with failing to disperse after police broke up a protest camp in Leicester city centre.

Police broke up the camp on Friday following reports people were being verbally abused and intimidated.

Two men, aged 38 and 35, and a 32-year-old woman were arrested and have since been charged with failing to comply with a notice to disperse.

They are due at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Thursday 15 September.

The protest camp had been in Jubilee Square for more than a week and those taking part claimed to be highlighting issues affecting homeless people.

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