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Video: Tensions Flare at Lewes Boxing Day Hunt Amidst Scuffles

The annual Boxing Day hunt in Lewes became a center of attention as scuffles broke out among the crowd. A large gathering, formed by both supporters and opponents of the hunt, assembled on Lewes High Street near the Crown Court, leading to a tense atmosphere.

The event, featuring hounds from the Southdown and Eridge Hunt, witnessed a parade of horses and riders making their way up the High Street amidst mixed reactions from the crowd. Cheers and boos echoed through the air as the community displayed their divided stance on the traditional hunt.

Amidst the charged environment, a minor skirmish led to police intervention. One individual Sussex News reporter saw was briefly detained by the police but was subsequently released. The situation was quickly brought under control, ensuring the safety of all participants and onlookers.

The annual Boxing Day hunt in Lewes has long been a topic of debate, reflecting the wider national discourse on hunting practices. This year’s event, marked by the scuffles, highlights the ongoing passionate views held by both sides of the argument. Despite the brief disturbance, the event proceeded without further incident.

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