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Nov 27, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
⚠️ Just Stop Oil activists are planning further disruptive activity from 28 Nov - 14 Dec ⚠️

We’re fully prepared. ✅

We will:

• Arrive quickly.
• Deal with the situation efficiently.
• Remove/arrest activists as appropriate.
• Return things to normal as soon as possible. Since October we’ve arrested 7️⃣5️⃣5️⃣ Just Stop Oil activists. 1️⃣8️⃣2️⃣ have already been charged.

⚖️ We will continue to work with the CPS and the courts to bring to justice those who cause unacceptable disruption or damage to London.
Nov 7, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A protester has climbed onto a motorway gantry at Junction 25 on the M25.

The road has been temporarily closed at this location (anticlockwise).

Specially trained officers from our protest removal team are on their way manage the scene. Our protest removal team is now at the scene.

Work has begun to get the protester safely down as quickly as possible.
Nov 6, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
📰 | We have launched a significant, proactive policing operation to identify and arrest people we have strong reason to believe are intent on causing reckless and serious disruption to the public.
🧵🔽… 🗣 | @MattTwistMPS: "Acting on intelligence, this operation is fast-moving and will continue this evening and overnight with multiple arrest enquiries underway.

"So far this evening we have made three arrests linked to this activity.
Sep 3, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
We have officers attending a demonstration outside a commercial building on Cabot Square in Canary Wharf.

A number of officers are on scene, guarding the entrance to the building. Officers also continue to attend a demonstration by separate group in Canary Wharf along Bank Street. Arrests have been made and units remain on scene.
Sep 2, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
A group of protesters are marching from the Tate Modern and across the Millennium Bridge.

We have officers on scene. Updates to follow. The group have left Paternoster Square and are moving off in the direction of Cheapside in the City of London.

We continue to monitor the situation and remain on scene.

Aug 30, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
In the last couple of moments, protesters have blocked Tower Bridge. Activists are using a van and a caravan to obstruct the road.

Officers were on scene almost immediately. We are working with @CityPolice to get traffic moving again. Activists are also laying on the junction north of Tower Bridge, this is causing further disruption.

We will provide further updates soon.
Aug 30, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
This is the moment we disrupted an attempt by Extinction Rebellion to block a road.

We predicted where activists might strike, taking immediate action.

Throughout the past seven days, we’ve responded to several disruptive protests in London.


When activists put up a pink table near to Covent Garden, several people were inside the structure, with complicated lock-on devices.

Our specialist teams worked through the night to remove people safely and methodically. Roads were open the following day.
Aug 28, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
There is a group of protestors at #HydeParkCorner #HydePark.

Officers are on scene and engaging with the group.

We will provide updates here as this group travels.

There is likely to be disruption to traffic in the area, please avoid where you can. UPDATE: This group is now passing Victoria and onto Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Officers remain with the group but the nearby roads are currently blocked as the group walk through.