Tuesday, May 7

Protesters attempt to disrupt Scottish Grand National horse race

AYR, Scotland — Animal rights protesters tried to disrupt one other huge horse race in Britain on Saturday, when a number of individuals broke onto the observe earlier than the Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

As quickly as they have been on the observe, the protesters – some sporting pink Animal Rising T-shirts – have been tackled by safety workers and police, and the issue was quickly introduced underneath management.

There was an elevated safety presence on account of final week’s protest on the Grand National at Aintree, the place 118 arrests have been made by Merseyside Police and Animal Rising protesters have been additionally concerned.

David Brown, managing director of the Ayr racecourse, praised the swift motion of the police and safety groups heading in the right direction.

“The police and security dealt with it like the consummate professionals that they are,” Brown stated. “The race went off to time, there was no notable delay, and the professionalism of the team up here in Scotland was a credit to them. They dealt with it in a very efficient manner.”

Police Scotland stated on Twitter “a number of arrests have been made.”

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