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UPDATE: More than 100 arrests after demonstrations in central London

News   •   Jun 14, 2020 13:48 BST

A total of 113 arrests were made yesterday following demonstrations across central London.

The arrests were made for a range of offences including breach of the peace, violent disorder, assault on officers, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of Class A drugs and being drunk and disorderly.

A total of 23 officers were injured as protesters threw items at police or targeted them with violence. Thankfully their injuries are not serious.

Commander Bas Javid, said: “The scenes officers encountered across central London yesterday were utterly shocking. Once again, they were pelted with missiles, or challenged by groups of men intent on violence.

“Mindless hooliganism such as this is totally unacceptable and I am pleased arrests were made. We will now work closely with the courts in pursuit of justice.

“I would like to thank those officers who showed enormous bravery in confronting violent behaviour, including our colleagues from British Transport Police and the City of London Police.”