Man charged following Man Utd protest at Lowry Hotel

Hundreds of Manchester United fans gathered in the area on Sunday (May 2) as part of a demonstration against the club’s owners.

A man has been charged following the mass protest that took place outside The Lowry Hotel last weekend.

Hundreds of Manchester United fans gathered in the area on Sunday (May 2) as part of a demonstration against the football club’s owners.

GMP has now confirmed that a 28-year-old from Manchester has been charged with throwing fireworks in a street, use of threatening behaviour and wilful obstruction of the highway.

He has been bailed and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on May 25.

Footage appearing to show the man’s initial arrest was widely circulated on social media, and GMP has confirmed the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to “ensure complete transparency and independence in this investigation”.

A 1,000-strong protest also took place at Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday – which culminated in around 200 fans breaking into the ground and onto the pitch.

Manchester United’s scheduled Premier League game against Liverpool was called off as a result.

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