DEVON and Cornwall Police say they are looking again at the designated G7 protest site in Truro, ironically after protests.

The move comes as Extinction Rebellion in Cornwall have said they'll be boycotting the police-allocated protest site at Lemon Quay in Truro during the summit.

G7 protest group say they'll be boycotting police-allocated protest site in Truro

The organisers of Truro Farmers' Market have also said they will have to cancel their annual prestigious five day event if the protest site goes ahead as it clashes with the G7 summit.

The market is supposed to run from June 9-13, while the G7 summit runs from June 11-13.

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A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson for G7 planning said: “Devon & Cornwall Police are committed to working with local communities to balance their needs whilst ensuring people can exercise their right to peaceful protest in relation to the G7 Leader’s Summit in Cornwall next month.

“As part of the planning process, police and partner agencies identified a number of possible locations where protest could take place in a safe manner. In considering these locations the impact on communities and businesses was a significant factor.

“The suitability of each location was considered by several agencies. It is a fine balance and we recognise the concerns that have been raised in regards to the farmers market.

"We will be reviewing this location with partners, the local community and identified protest groups and will ensure that everyone is kept up to date.”

Posting on its Facebook page Secret Truro said: "I’m all for freedom of speech and the right to protest, but really? Truro City Centre? And after all we’ve been through? And what about all of our traders; in the farmers market and others in the city? I seriously hope that Devon & Cornwall Police review this decision and place the protesters somewhere out of the city centre."

World leaders will be meeting 22 miles away at the Carbis Bay Hotel to discuss political and environmental issues facing the world.

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The G7 is made up of seven countries - the UK, the United States, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Japan.

Representatives from Australia, India, South Korea and the EU will also be at the event as guests.