Arrests in connection with Extinction Rebellion protests
On Tuesday, 8 October 2019, the Metropolitan Police Service imposed a condition upon the ongoing Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in central London.
The following condition was imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986:
“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.”
The condition does not have a time limit. In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London.
The Met believes that this action is necessary in order to prevent the demonstrations from causing serious disruption to the community.
Anyone who fails to comply with the condition is liable to arrest and prosecution.
Wednesday, 9 October
As of 07:30 on Wednesday, 9 October, 28 people have been arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London,
A total of 583 people have been arrested since the start of the protests.
As of 21:30hrs on Tuesday 8 October, 261 people have been arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London.
+ On Monday, 7 October, 280 people were arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London.
+ On Sunday, 6 October one female and two males were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance. The female has been released under investigation, the males remain in custody.
+ On Saturday, 5 October eight arrests [no further details] were made. Seven arrests were on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance, while the eighth was made on suspicion of obstructing police. All those arrested on Saturday have been released under investigation.