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Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands David Jamieson said: “Dudley is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.

“The town is weary of these protests, though it must be said that West Midlands Police are used to dealing with them professionally and in a calm manner.

“The right to peacefully protest will be protected, but I expect everybody who visits the area to respect all the people of Dudley and their right to get on with their lives and worship freely.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson added: “While the force are using their resources to police the protest there will be an inevitable cost to community policing in the rest of the West Midlands and other parts of Dudley borough.”

People with concerns or questions about the operation should call police on 101 or the dedicated protest line on 07824 824 468*.

Dudley Council can be contacted on 0300 555 2345.

For up-to-date information on the day of the protests follow @DudleyPolice on Twitter or visit:

Specific information on the Dudley protests can be found here:

*This line will close at 9pm on Saturday 13 June 2015.

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