Six people charged after protests in London

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Six people have been charged following protests in central London yesterday.

Scotland Yard said a dispersal order was authorised at 6.43pm, which remained in place until 1am on Sunday.

More than 1,300 officers were on duty as tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London and 29 people were arrested.

Those charged were for offences including failing to comply with conditions imposed under the Public Order Act, or the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

One person was arrested on Sunday for a public order offence after a man was allegedly heard making antisemitic comments in Parliament Square.

Commander Karen Findlay, responsible for policing in London this week, said: “While the vast majority of people demonstrated peacefully, there were various breakaway groups whose behaviour was completely unacceptable. Our response was quick and decisive.

“Our officers have been working tirelessly to deal with the 29 individuals arrested yesterday, with six of those now charged and set to appear in court. Four of those arrested yesterday evening have been referred to their local Youth Offending Teams.

“We are continuing to review footage and will take positive action at every opportunity to arrest when we are alerted to crimes that are fuelled by hate.”

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