Mayor Joanne Anderson’s response to the dispersal zone introduced by Merseyside Police in the area where the electronic warfare event is being held on the waterfront...
I support the right of people to protest against the arms fair.
I have received clarification that the dispersal zone does not prevent people from gathering at the agreed protest point to voice their objections.
I am a pacifist and do not support this event but, as I have said previously, neither I nor Liverpool City Council have the power to stop it.
Read the Mayor’s blog outlining her frustration about not being able to prevent the arms fair from taking place: https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/blog-the-council-has-no-power-to-interfere-with-bookings-taken-by-acc-liverpool-mayor-outlines-position-over-electronic-warfare-exhibition/