Eurostar disrupted as flag-wearing protester spends night on London station roof

CNN | 3/30/2019 | Staff
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London (CNN)UK police arrested a man who spent the night on the roof of London's St. Pancras station draped in the English flag, causing Eurostar and other train operators to suspend all services.

The incident occurred on the same day as pro-Brexit protests in London that lasted into Friday night.

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"A 44 year old man has this morning been arrested for trespass and obstruction of the railway, having spent the night on the roof of St. Pancras Railway Station," said a Saturday morning statement from the British Transport Police (BTP).

Police were called just after 7 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) Friday after reports of a man in a "precarious position" at St. Pancras, according to the BTP.

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A picture posted on social media showed a man wrapped in the St George's cross -- the national flag of England -- on a roof of the station, with police vehicles nearby.

Services were suspended early Saturday, said Eurostar in a tweet.

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The company recommended that passengers not travel and offered free exchanges or cancellations.

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