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Seven people arrested after British GP protests

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 leads a line of cars during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Northamptonshire police stated that seven people have been arrested following the protest that took place during the British GP.

A group of protesters broke out to the race track at the start of the British GP. They were caught by marshals shortly after. Later on, an organization called Just Stop Oil claimed responsibility for the protest.

Northamptonshire police released a statement, which confirmed that seven people had been arrested as a result.

“I’m really disappointed that this group of people ignored our warnings prior to race day and made the incredibly dangerous decision to enter the track,” event commander chief inspector Tom Thompson said.

“We offered to facilitate a peaceful event at the circuit, but they instead chose to put the lives of the drivers, marshals, and volunteers at risk.

“It is incredibly disappointing that anyone would make the decision to do this.

“All seven are currently in custody where their details are being ascertained.

“Finally, I would like to thank all of the officers and staff, as well as our partners, who have worked tirelessly on this policing operation.

“Generally, we have had very low crime rates, today’s incident was dealt with effectively and efficiently, and I could not have asked for more.”


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