Police are investigating the case of an activist who claims she was threatened with arrest after a protest.
Kellie-Jay Keen said she was told she would be arrested if she did not submit to police questioning over an alleged hate crime.
Ms Keen, who describes herself as a women’s rights activist, says she declined the interview.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “The individual has been asked to assist in our investigation by taking part in a voluntary interview.
“We are reviewing the matter and will be in direct contact with the parties involved.”
Ms Keen was contacted in relation to an alleged hate crime incident in Brighton on September 18.
She said the alleged offense was the “use of words or behavior to incite hatred based on sexual orientation”.
Hundreds of protesters descended on the city’s Victoria Gardens as Ms Keen, also known as Posie Parker, visited them as part of a national tour.
Her visit was met by a sizeable number of counter-protesters who see Ms Keen’s stance on transgender rights as transphobic.
The protest turned heated and a significant police presence was required to keep the two sides apart.
Three people were arrested on the day of the event. Two have now been released as part of an investigation pending further investigation.
A third was originally arrested on suspicion of touching sexual assault but was instead charged with assault and dual possession of a bladed object.
A statement from Sussex Police said: “On Sunday 18 September an event and counter-protest took place in Brighton city centre.
“Three arrests were made, a 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer.
“Both were released pending further investigation as part of investigations.
“A man originally arrested on suspicion of touching sexual assault has now been charged.
“Craig Thomas, 50, of no fixed address, has been charged with assault and dual possession of a bladed object. He has been released on bail before a trial scheduled for January 18 at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.”
Ms Keen said she had a number of interactions with police but had no intention of helping with any investigation.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23144968.sussex-police-reviewing-kellie-jay-keen-brighton-protest-case/?ref=rss Sussex Police are reviewing the Kellie-Jay Keen Brighton protest case