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Officers have worked hard over the past week to minimise disruption to London and its communities whilst various protests by Extinction Rebellion took place across London. We have made 213 arrests for a range of offences including public order and obstruction of the highway.
There are currently no protest related traffic diversions across London. 70 people were arrested yesterday for offences related to the disruption at Marble Arch. We are working with communities across London throughout the day.
Diversions are still in place in the Marble Arch area. As of 21.00hrs, 40 people have been arrested.
We have imposed conditions under Section 14 (1) of the Public Order Act 1986 on Extinction Rebellion at Marble Arch giratory encompassing Park Lane, Oxford St, Tyburn Way, Edgware Road, Bayswater Rd and Cumberland Gate.
There is still a number of protestors on #MarbleArch causing significant traffic disruption. Protestors have locked onto a stationary vehicle in the middle of the road, this vehicle is believed to be their own. Our team are on scene and dealing with the incident.
There’s currently significant traffic disruption in the Marble Arch area due to protest activity. Police are on scene.
We're aware of the protests at #MarbleArch and our teams are working resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
Protestors have been walking through central London today and have stopped at various locations along their unspecified route causing disruption. A number of protestors are currently in the vicinity of Oxford St, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.
We attended Bayswater Road at approx. 0850 to deal with a number of protestors who had climbed on an oil tanker. We have made six arrests for vehicle interference. The road is now open.
We are aware of a number of demonstrations happening today. We are seeing pockets of protest which are causing delays and disruption across central London. A policing operation is in place and officers are on scene and working to manage the impact.
Protesters have now moved on from the Lloyd’s building on Lime Street. A group of protesters remain at Throgmorton Avenue. Officers are on the scene and engaging with the group. twitter.com/CityPolice/sta…
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Both demonstrations within the Vauxhall Area have now concluded and the roads have reopened. As a result of today’s policing operation we have made 38 arrests.
We have also imposed conditions under Section 14 (1) of the Public Order Act 1986 on Extinction Rebellion on the south side of Vauxhall Bridge and Vauxhall Bus Station.
We have imposed conditions under Section 14 (1) of the Public Order Act 1986 on Extinction Rebellion at the junction of Millbank, Vauxhall Bridge Road and Grosvenor Road.
Officers have been working hard to reopen Lambeth Bridge, whilst the majority of demonstrators have left, there was a group that remained. 7 people have been arrested and Lambeth Bridge is now open.
Officers have been on scene and speaking with those protesting on #LambethBridge, encouraging them to leave. The demonstration is causing serious disruption by blocking the bridge.
There are multiple protests taking place across London today. At the moment Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridges are currently closed due to a protest. We are working with our partners to reduce the disruption to Londoners.
The westbound carriageway on Oxford St. remains closed between Great Portland St. and Regent St. Nearly all of the protesters are now in Trafalgar Sq. where there are traffic diversions in place. All other roads remain open.
Officers are on scene, engaging with protesters.
A number of protesters in Oxford St. & Regent St. are sitting in the road, blocking traffic in both directions. Traffic diversions are being put in place.
Commander Ade Adelekan talks about the policing of planned protests in London by Extinction Rebellion. Read more 👇 ow.ly/aQP950IFEqwVP
We’ve seen a number of rallies and protests in Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and outside New Scotland Yard. We’ve had great communication with organisers and are pleased that today’s events have passed peacefully as planned. Thanks to all who have worked with us.
We have been busy planning for this weekend's planned protests in central London. Read more 👇 ow.ly/bTua50IahLtf
Whitehall has been closed due to a serious gas leak, and is likely to remain closed for some time We are in the process of making alternative arrangements for planned protests in the area today If you are attending, please follow the instructions of police officers. Thank you.
Officers investigating disorder at the @WestHam v Leeds @LUFC game on 9 January, are appealing for information and help in identifying eight people. Anyone with information should call police on 101, ref 5301417/22. All 8 images and more info are at news.met.police.uk/news/images-re…
Today's demonstrations have now all come to an end. No arrests have been made. A policing operation across London remains in place to keep people safe.
Officers are on scene, engaging with protesters and are working as quickly as possible to get traffic flowing again.
A number of protesters have gone to Parliament Sq and are sitting in the road, blocking traffic into the Square. Diversions have been put in place.
The Met is deployed to today’s protests in central London to engage with those present, and to respond to any serious disruption, crime and disorder related and to keep the public safe.
#UPDATE | A total of 124 people were arrested during protests on #Lambeth Bridge and at #Vauxhall Cross yesterday (Saturday). The majority have since been released under investigation. We thank members of the public for their patience while officers worked to remove the groups.
UPDATE: The final protestors have been removed from #Vauxhall Cross and the road has re-opened.
#Vauxhall Bridge has also been re-opened southbound.
UPDATE: #Lambeth Bridge has now been re-opened. 30 arrests were made for breach of S14 conditions. We continue to take action at #Vauxhall Cross to remove protestors.
#Lambeth Bridge remains shut as does #Vauxhall Bridge southbound and some of #Vauxhall Cross. We are working to get the roads re-opened ASAP.
We have put conditions under the Public Order Act for a protest at #Lambeth Bridge and request all protestors leave the bridge. Officers are also dealing with an off-shoot protest at #Vauxhall Cross. See conditions for Lambeth Bridge here 👇8
#UPDATE | We are responding to a demonstration which is blocking Lambeth Bridge. Officers were called at 14:10hrs and remain at the scene. Road closures are in place. Traffic has had to be diverted for the safety of all.
The Royal British Legion @PoppyLegion are checking the accreditation of their guests, causing some delay at Trafalgar Square. We are supporting them and their visitors who are attending for the National Service of Remembrance. Thank you for your continued patience #LestWeForget
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Search arches are now opening around Whitehall for those attending The National Service of Remembrance. Local officers are there to assist you - thank you for your patience #LestWeForget
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Today we see events taking place across London to mark Remembrance Sunday. The MPS are proud to be joining our communities on such an important day. There are some road closures to support events - please plan your journey. #LestWeForget
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Overnight a number of road closures will be put in place across Westminster and Whitehall ahead of the #RemembranceSunday events. Specialist teams will be conducting a number of security patrols to keep those safe who will be visiting the Cenotaph tomorrow.
Ahead of the #RemembranceSunday events in Westminster tomorrow, we will begin to coordinate a security operation across #Whitehall & other surrounding areas. This operation is necessary to keep everyone safe who is visiting the Cenotaph tomorrow, including members of the public.
We are working with partners at a number of #RemembranceDay events in central London today. These events will have extra security to ensure your safety.
Ahead of #RemembranceDay events in central London tomorrow, we are working with partners to provide extra security and ensure the public’s safety. We will be highly visible across key locations and working to deter and disrupt any criminal activity.
Please be considerate of your neighbours - don't set fireworks off after midnight tonight #BonfireNight orlo.uk/DHYGP
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Ours thanks to our partners across London for their help during what was a challenging evening. Our units on the ground were supported by @CityPolice. Also thanks to @Ldn_Ambulance and @LondonFire.
#UPDATE | A total of 12 arrests were made while policing tonight's demonstrations across London. Those arrests were for a variety of offences. Eight of our officers were injured. This is unacceptable. The policing operation will continue into the evening.
A Section 35 dispersal order remains in place for Parliament Square and areas in Westminster. See below Tweet for info. twitter.com/MetPoliceEvent…
At this time, we have made nine arrests during tonight's operation. Frustratingly, five of our officers have been injured. We are providing them with support. A number of our officers remain in Parliament Square.
A section 35 dispersal order has been authorised for a number of areas across Westminster. The below map indicates the locations involved. This includes Parliament Square. Officers are engaging with those in Parliament Square and will be advising them of this order.
A crowd in Parliament Square have been dangerously lighting fireworks and rockets. Some have struck people or exploded near to the crowd, this could cause very serious injury. We have moved into the crowd to remove any fireworks and prevent people coming to harm.
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