Protesters arrested after Parliament Square demo

One man was detained on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Protesters arrested after Parliament Square demo

Almost a dozen people have been arrested after a demonstration by around 200 protesters in London’s Parliament Square.

Police said “a number of individuals became violent” during Monday’s gathering and 11 were arrested for a variety of alleged offences including breach of Covid-19 regulations, Public Order Act offences and assaulting an emergency worker.

People take part in an anti-vaccination protest in Parliament Square, London
People take part in a protest in Parliament Square (Luciana Guerra/PA)

The group marched together to a number of different locations, including Victoria Street, where two members of the public entered a business premises and were arrested for breaching coronavirus regulations, police said.

One man who became violent and was detained on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker was taken to hospital under police custody after suffering a head injury when he was struck by a baton, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force said his injury is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

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Demonstrators at the protest (Luciana Guerra/PA)

Arrests took place when the demonstrators “ignored” police directions, the Met said.

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