Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos

Hundreds of police officers from every force in England and Wales will come to London to help the Met handle the Extinction Rebellion protests.

The National Police Chiefs' Council has confirmed to Sky News that 500 officers will join Scotland Yard from all 43 forces.

The officers from forces including Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, have already arrived in the capital following the call for mutual aid assistance to deal with continued significant disruption from climate change protests.

The council said, with that number under constant review and likely to increase in the coming days.

More police reinforcements will arrive throughout today and tomorrow, as police step up their operations to clear some streets, which are still blocked off for a third day.


Image: Police officers detain an activist at Lambeth Bridge

On Monday afternoon, Scotland Yard issued a Section 14 public order notice to protesters at multiple protest sites, warning them to move from the roadway, or risk arrest.

Specialist police teams moved in to Whitehall late on Tuesday afternoon to remove protesters who had chained themselves together and some who had glued their hands to the roadway.

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Officers also ripped down dozens of protesters' tents before clearing the area outside Downing Street.

This morning, more demonstrators have gathered on Whitehall again, and others continue to occupy the roads outside the Home Office and the Business Department.

Police want the protesters from Extinction Rebellion and other activist groups to head to the central plaza in Trafalgar Square.

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