Royal fans and police have clashed with Just Stop Oil protesters on The Mall.
Onlookers sang the national anthem as the demonstrators shouted messages about climate change and the right to protest. Some people approached protesters who were wearing handcuffs and told them to “shut up”.
Other onlookers heckled the group and laughed at them. There is a large police presence as the protesters wearing Just Stop Oil T-shirts are held against railings on The Mall.
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Elsewhere republican protesters were arrested this morning after police seized a truck which appeared to be laden with ‘Not my king’ banners. New Home Office powers to crackdown on protests were given royal assent yesterday.
Several people have been arrested on suspicion of offences including breaching the peace and conspiracy to cause public nuisance close to the coronation, Scotland Yard said.
In a statement on Twitter, the force said: “A significant police operation is under way in central London. We have made a number of arrests in the area of Carlton House Terrace.
“The individuals have been held on suspicion of breaching the peace. Earlier today we arrested four people in the area of St Martin’s Lane.
“They were held on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance. We seized lock-on devices. A further three people were arrested in the area of Wellington Arch.
“They were held on suspicion of possessing articles to cause criminal damage. There will be further updates later today.”
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