Woman charged after animal rights protest in McDonald's Brighton

McDonald's in London Road, Brighton
McDonald's in London Road, Brighton

Police have charged a woman in connection with criminal damage after a protest in a McDonald's restaurant.

Sussex Police said around 20 people were involved in a 'disruptive protest' over animal rights at McDonald’s in London Road, at 7.35pm on Friday (May 17).

A police spokesperson said: "Police provided an immediate response which concluded with a woman being arrested.

"Dylan Roffey, 23, of Terminus Road, Brighton, was arrested and charged with criminal damage and obstructing or resisting a person assisting a constable in the execution of their duty. She is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 6."

District Commander Rachel Swinney said: “We will work with organisers to facilitate peaceful protests that balance the rights of those to protest without disproportionately affecting the rights of the general public. However, we will not tolerate criminal or intimidating behaviour.”