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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A total of 11 arrests have been made following a gathering in Parliament Square, in breach of Health Protection Regulations, during which a number of individuals became violent.

Officers were aware of a planned demonstration on Parliament Square today.

At 12.30 it became clear demonstrators were not complying with Government guidance or their own risk assessment, which was put in place to keep everyone safe and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Officers spoke with them and directed them to go home. When they ignored the officer’s directions a number of arrests were made.

The large group of approximately 200 people then marched together to a number of different locations, including Victoria Street, where two members of public entered a business premises. Officers arrested them for breaching Coronavirus regulations and one man became violent.

He was detained on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. He has been taken to hospital under police custody as, during the course of the arrest, he was struck by a baton and received a head injury.

His injury has been assessed as not life-threatening or changing.

As of 16.15hrs, 11 people have been arrested for a variety of offences including; breach of Covid Regulations, Public Order Act offences and assaulting an emergency worker.

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