More than 100 people were detained during Saturday’s protests in London, Scotland Yard said.
“A total of 107 people were detained as part of a police operation at the protests in central London on Saturday, April 3. These are various offenses, including violations of peaceful protest rules, riots with violence, attacks on police officers, and violations of anti-COVID legislation. One woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon,” the report said.
Scotland Yard notes that while the vast majority of the protesters behaved correctly and followed the rules, some refused to listen to the requests of law enforcement officers, as a result of which they had to make detentions.
On Saturday, a demonstration was held in London against the law on expanding the powers of law enforcement officers KillTheBill: its participants walked from Hyde Park to Parliament Square and then moved through the central streets and squares. According to various estimates, from 2 to 4 thousand people took part in the action.
A rally against sexual harassment of women was also held in Trafalgar Square. Many participants of the rally then took part in KillTheBill.
The KillTheBill campaign was also held in several other English cities, including Newcastle, Liverpool, and Portsmouth. The authorities of these cities also report about several dozen detainees.