Met imposes public order condition on climate protesters

To prevent going climate change demonstrations from causing serious disruption to the community, the Metropolitan Police has today imposed a condition upon protesters that they may only assemble in Trafalgar Square.

The Met stated: "Any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion 'Autumn Uprising'…who wish to continue with their assembly must go to Trafalgar Square and only assemble in the pedestrianised area around Trafalgar Column.”

Anyone who fails to comply with the condition, imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, is liable to arrest and prosecution. As at 11:00 on Tuesday, there had been 379 arrests in connection with the Extinction Rebellion protests.

*UPDATE 10/10/19*

As at 09:00 on Thursday, a total of 842 people had been arrested.

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