The statement released by Right to Work says: “This is a violation of the right to freedom of speech and our rights to protest peacefully.
“Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society and people have taken their opposition to government actions to their conferences for decades.
“The decision of the West Midlands police takes that right away.
“We are concerned that West Midlands police is attempting to make political decisions about how visible protests against the cuts can be and are denying a basic democratic right to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech.
“West Midlands police should permit the demonstrators to march past the Conservative Party conference on Sunday 3 October.”
Everyone opposed to the cuts should try to get the statement signed by as many people as possible. Sign the statement at www.righttowork.org.uk