Sussex Police is investigating several offences which occurred during a meeting of the Eridge Hunt near Crowborough on Saturday morning (14th November).
These included an alleged stabbing, in which a hunt saboteur was wounded in the hand.
Police have said a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent to a 51-year-old man. After being questioned he was released on bail until 21st December while enquiries continue.
Also being investigated are minor assaults, public disorder, theft and criminal damage.
The Hunt Saboteur Association have issued their own account of the events on Saturday morning and they have posted the above photo showing the alleged injury on their website. In the statement Lee Moon, a spokesperson for the Association, said:
Saboteurs are used to such violence. It doesn’t deter us and in fact only makes us more determined to stop them illegally hunting and killing wildlife.
One person told CrowboroughLife they saw some hunt demonstrators on Limekiln Forest Road dressed all in black, including one who had a scarf over the lower part of their face. They said they were horrified people were dressed like this the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Sussex Police, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting Operation Rush.
Alternatively you can get in touch the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.