ORIGINAL RELEASE: Police are currently at a site, which remains operational, near Stonehouse where a protest attributed to an animal rights group is taking place.
Gloucestershire Constabulary upholds the right of individuals to protest in a peaceful manner, but will take action against anyone who commits any unlawful act against either people or property.
Officers would like to reassure residents that they have sufficient resources available to deal with any incidents which may arise from these events, and they are responding to maintain law and order in the community.
Earlier this morning, police seized equipment designed to cause serious disruption and five people have now been arrested, who remain in custody at this time.
Officers are continuing to engage with the protesters and enforce the law, where proportionate, lawful and necessary to do so.
Gloucestershire Constabulary would further like to urge anyone taking part in the protest to do so peacefully and with respect for the law and the rights of other people.