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London is braced for chaos as Extinction Rebellion prepare to unleash a three-day, Hong Kong-style protest at City airport today.
Travellers face mayhem at the airport in Newham, East London, as demonstrators look set to emulate protesters who cancelled more than 1,000 flights as they railed against police brutality in Hong Kong.
Police - Demonstrators - Cells - Capital - Met
Police say they are unable to confirm how many demonstrators are being held in cells across the capital after the Met said they had made 800 arrests in just three days.
Dance music duo Orbital played a DJ set to crowds of flag-waving environmentalists in Trafalgar Square, central London, amid claims that police were running out of cells in which to hold those they had detained since Monday.
Journalist - Damian - Gayle - Scene - 'Bass
Journalist Damian Gayle tweeted from the scene: 'Bass and drum at #ExtinctionRebellion Trafalgar Square right now. I’m told that police have stopped arresting rebels “because they’ve run out of space in the cells”.'
The Met Police told MailOnline this morning that this is 'not accurate' but was unable to say how many of the 800 arrested were still detained. A spokesman for the force said: 'The Met has not reached cell capacity.'
Government - Step - Officers - Police - Forces
The Government took the extraordinary step of drafting in 500 officers from 43 other police forces in England and Wales as they try to round up the mob bringing chaos to the capital.
Those arrested include 91-year-old veteran campaigner John Lynes. Illegal sites in Whitehall and Horseferry Road remain closed while police spend hours dislodging the demonstrators without injuring them and sparking potential compensation claims.
Circus - Performers - Demonstrations - Night - Robes
Circus performers joined the demonstrations last night, draping themselves in red robes to resemble blood. Invisible Circus - a street performance group from Bristol - joined their ranks today, adding their painted faces to the throngs descending on Downing Street
With faces painted white, they wore...
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