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UPDATE: Extinction Rebellion - arrests & condition extension

News   •   Apr 18, 2019 18:03 BST

At 17:32hrs on Wednesday, 17 April, a 24-hour condition was imposed at Parliament Square and the roads leading to it. This has been renewed for a further three days and will expire at 17:29hrs on Sunday, 21 April.

The condition at Oxford Circus also remains in place. It will expire at 16:45hrs on Saturday, 20 April. 

The condition at Waterloo Bridge remains in place. It will expire at 21:10hrs on Friday, 19 April.

All three conditions stipulate that protesters should continue any demonstrations at Marble Arch only.

In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London. 

Based on the information and intelligence available at the time, we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary in order to prevent ongoing serious disruption to communities.

As of 17:50hrs on Thursday, 18 April, more than 480 people have been arrested.