Extinction Rebellion costs counted

The Met Police has stepped down its policing of the Extinction Rebellion Autumn Uprising assembly, as reports emerge of the enormous cost to the force of two weeks of demos in and around London.

As at 17:00 on 18th October, a total of 1,832 arrests had been made, with 154 people charged with offences including failing to comply with a condition imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, criminal damage and obstruction of a highway.

Some 8,000 officers were deployed, with the cost of policing the incident said to reach £37m.

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