Sir: As a serving police officer, I would like to point out to Bryan Murphy (letter 27 August) and to your readers that what the protesters in Brighton were doing was an offence: obstructing the highway. That places the people protesting outside the law and liable to arrest. I was not there and cannot comment on how the injuries were caused, but no doubt resisting arrest was a contributory factor.
No matter how much we may disagree with a particular policy or law, no matter how frustrated we feel about lack of progress towards the resolution of our grievance, no one should break the law. Politicians are there to change laws.
Constable D ALLAN SPENCER