'Treated like a bunch of old hippies' by officers
COUNCILLOR Jon Cousins raised concerns about the police presence in town on the day of the anti-fracking ritual.
"The officers dealt with the public with derision," he said.
"Police were unable to see beyond what people were wearing and how they presented themselves.
"I felt as if we were treated like we were nothing more than a load of old hippies.
"I would like to see police given cultural awareness training before they come to Glastonbury."
Councillor Ian Tucker said he found the police presence "fundamentally disturbing".
"We are constantly told there are no police available for our town," he said.
"But there were so many that weekend – I find it fundamentally disturbing that so many police were found and shipped in when there was something slightly anti-government going on.
"I think that questions need to be asked."
PC Mark Pople, Glastonbury's beat manager, told the council meeting he was "upset and saddened" by concerns raised and would pass them along to Inspector Mark Nicholson at Wells Police Station.