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London protest LIVE: Mob descends on bus taking migrants to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

London protest LIVE: Mob descends on bus taking migrants to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

A mob of protesters have descended on a bus meant to be taking migrants to the Bibby Stockholm barge. At least 30 activists have blocked the coach on Old Kent Road, south London, this morning. Police are also at the scene but have been told to ‘stand down’ temporarily, a witness at the scene said. It comes just eight days after protesters stopped a group of asylum seekers from being moved in Peckham, despite a heavy police response. A number of officers were assaulted as the crowd clashed with cops, leading to 45 arrests after scores of people blocked the vehicle on May 2. For all the latest updates on today’s protest, follow our live blog below. Source link

Rwanda protest LIVE: Chaos as mob blocks coach taking asylum seekers to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

Rwanda protest LIVE: Chaos as mob blocks coach taking asylum seekers to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

A protest mob has blocked a coach sent to collect migrants bound for the Bibby Stockholm barge. At least 12 people are blocking the coach in Peckham this morning surrounding it on all sides. It is believed the coach was set to collect eight asylum seekers living at a Best Western hotel in south east London, who had been told they would be collected on Thursday morning.  The intervention is partly organised by SOAS Detainee Support, linked to the London University. It posted on X: “Comrades have stopped our friends being taken to the Bibby barge – but more numbers needed! We’ve also learned the coach is meant to be taking people from three other hotels en route.” The latest developments comes as 711 people were detected crossing the English Channel on Wednesday, the highest number on a single day so far this year. We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates in our live blog below. Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter …

London protest LIVE: Chants of ‘long live Hamas’ heard on The Strand | UK | News

London protest LIVE: Chants of ‘long live Hamas’ heard on The Strand | UK | News

Terrifying chants of ‘long live Hamas’ could be heard on the streets of London this afternoon as thousands of pro-Palestine protesters marched through the city’s streets. The mob travelled from Russel Square to Trafalgar Square during the 11th National March for Palestine on a chaotic Easter bank holiday weekend in London. In a horrifying video posted to social media, some proesters appear to be exlaiming ‘evil’, ‘long live Hamas’ and ‘f*** you Israel’ as they march past a Pret a Manger with Palestine flags and banners. THIS IS A LIVE BLOG… FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES… Source link

Pro-Palestine protest LIVE: Thousands of protesters shut down London over Gaza strikes | UK | News

Pro-Palestine protest LIVE: Thousands of protesters shut down London over Gaza strikes | UK | News

Thousands of pro-Palestine supporters have begun marching through central London, as they shut down the city while calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The march, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), started at Hyde Park Corner and will finish at the US Embassy in Nine Elms, south west London. There is currently a large Metropolitan Police presence at the scene. Celebrities have already been spotted among the protestors, including Welsh singer and Leftie Charlotte Church, who said: “I am here today to call for an immediate ceasefire, to ask our Government and governments all over the world to send as strong message as we possibly can. But a strong, a peaceful a loving message, that’s what every single march that I’ve been on for Palestine has been about.” It comes as tensions have risen in the UK capital over the previous weeks, with some areas now being declared “no-go areas” for Jewish residents of the city. THIS IS A LIVE BLOG… FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES… Source link

Extinction Rebellion LIVE: Eco mob storms Walkie Talkie in London in latest protest | UK | News

Extinction Rebellion LIVE: Eco mob storms Walkie Talkie in London in latest protest | UK | News

Extinction Rebellion have stormed London’s Walkie Talkie this morning as part of the group’s latest round of protests. The eco mob have occupied offices of four leading insurers in the City of London, including the Walkie Talkie skyscraper. The XR eco zealots, dressed in business clothing, entered the lobbies of four major insurance companies – Tokio Marine Kiln, Probitas, Travelers Europe and Talbot at 8.30am this morning They are now staging an ‘indefinite occupation’ as they demand companies talk to them about “insuring climate-wrecking oil and gas”. One of XR protestors Liz Pendleton said: “We are here to engage constructively with insurance bosses about their decision to insure the fossil fuel crooks wrecking the climate. We’re staying until they come down and talk to us.” The activist added that the insurance industry could end “carbon bomb” projects, saying the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline and the West Cumbria coal mine that “will cause climate breakdown and a future of killer storms and heatwaves, floods, famine and war.” “It’s very simple,” Ms Pendleton said. “No insurance …