Police break up second protest in Bainsford in four days

Police officers attended the second protest by Bainsford residents in the space of four days and asked those gathering outside a particular property to go home.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 11:55 am

Amid lockdown restrictions a number of residents gathered in River Street on Tuesday night – this followed a similar gathering of people in nearby Gairdoch Street last Saturday evening.

Police Scotland would not confirm the two incidents were linked.

A spokesperson said: “Around 7.50pm on Tuesday, January 19, police received a report of people protesting outside a property in River Street, Bainsfordk. Officers attended and the crowd dispersed after advice was given.”

Police were forced to break up the second protest in Bainsford in the space of four days

The early evening protest on Saturday saw a group of around 20 people in attendance before police arrived. nightBainsford protest ends as police swoop in

At the time A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.20pm on Saturday, January 16, officers were made aware of a planned protest outside a property on Gairdoch Street in Bainsford.

“Advice was given to all concerned and the group was dispersed.”