Latest update: Demonstration in Central London

09 November 2011

National Student demonstration in London

17.07hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: London Underground & Overground working as normal #nov9 #9nov #studentprotest

17.06hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: All road closures presently being removed except in Newgate St, St Martin's Le Grand & London Wall #9nov #nov9 #studentprotest

16.51hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: Only road closure remaining in place at present is at London Wall

16.45hrs - Statement from MPS:

There have been 20 arrests for a variety of offences.

3 x Section 2 and 3 of the Public Order Act (violent disorder and affray respectively)
1 x Offensive Weapon
3 x Going Equipped
1 x Section 60aa
12 x Breach of the Peace

16.21hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: Those looking to leave the #studentprotest are encouraged to head north of London Wall towards Aldgate #Nov9 #9nov

15.56hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: March orgs been advised that they can remain at London Wall for 2 hrs in compliance with the order issued earlier by AC Owens #Nov9 #9nov

15.26hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The front end of the march is now entering the London Wall #Nov9 #9nov.

15.17hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The front of the student march is now at St paul’s #Nov9 #9Nov

15.04hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The head of the march has entered Holborn Viaduct. A number of arrests have been made #Nov9 #9nov

14.49hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: RT @metpoliceuk: http://t.co/RWXAJECr  Student Demo video message from Commander Zinzan

14.48hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The police are keen for protestors to continue along the agreed route #ULU #Nov9 #9nov

14.34hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: A number of arrests have been made so far for public order offences #nov9 #9nov #ULU

14.32hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The march is stationary at Fetter Lane and police are in engaging with the protestors to continue on the planned route #nov9 #9nov #ULU

14.11hrs tweet from CO11MetPolice: The front of the student march is now at Aldwych #ULU #Nov9 #9nov

13.46hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: A small group have broken off the main route, this contravenes Sec 12 of the Public Order Act #nov9 #9nov #ULU

13.41hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: Conditions have been imposed by AC Owens on the student march under Sec 12(3) & 14(3) PO Act 1986 http://t.co/oRcdOkJo  #ULU #9nov #Nov9

13.29hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The head of the student march is at Shaftesbury Avenue and moving steadily #Nov9 #9nov

13.10hrs - Statement from MPS

We have imposed additional conditions on today’s protest in order to avoid serious disruption to the life of Londoners and to avoid any potential damage to property or public disorder.

These conditions are that the protestors should gather for no more than two hours when the main body of the march arrives at London Wall, and that they should restrict their rally to the agreed location of London Wall.

Protestors must also remain on the agreed route and must not enter Bank junction, Princess Street, Threadneedle Street, Lombard Street, Cornhill, Poultry and Mansion House.

We will notify protestors on the route of these additional conditions by way of Twitter updates and text and officers will also use loudspeaker and hand out leaflets and on the route.

Anyone who knowingly fails to comply with these conditions, or who incites others to fail to comply is committing an offence and may be liable to arrest.

12.49 Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The Electricians march is now at Southwark Bridge #nov9 #9nov

12.38hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: There is no intention of water cannons being used today #Nov9 #9nov

12.37hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: There is currently a Section 60 & 60AA in place. For the areas affected, please see: http://t.co/sywdi01f  #Nov9 #9nov

12.30hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: 2000+ plus are currently at Malet Street expecting to move off at 1230 #Nov9 #9nov

12.29hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: There are 500+ in the electricians march heading towards Blackfriars #Nov9 #9nov

12.06hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: All those that wish to particpate in the students march please make your way to Malet Street #Nov9 #9nov

12.05hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: There are 350+ at Malet Street. With additional people due to join them #Nov9 #9nov

12.03hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: There are currently 300 people at The Shard for the electricians march #Nov9 #9nov

11.23hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: At present there is no intention to use baton rounds on today's demonstrations #Nov9 #9nov #rubberbullet

11.21hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: For use of baton rounds (rubber bullets) in a public order situation: http://t.co/rgDbt4ao #Nov9 #9nov #rubberbullets
 
10.35hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: The electricians march is currently underway in the City of London #Nov9 #9nov #protests

10.31hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: For further information about the policing of the student demo: http://t.co/berZKAbH  #Nov9 #9nov

10.03hrs Tweet from CO11MetPolice: Follow us today for information about today's march and demonstrations in Central London #Nov9 #9nov


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The University of London Union and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts will hold the National Student Demonstration on Wednesday 9th November 2011. The march will assemble on Malet Street at 12:00 to march to London Wall along the following route from 12:30:

Malet Street, Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road, Duncannon Street, Strand, Fleet Street, Fetter Lane, New Fetter Lane, Holborn Viaduct, Newgate Street, King Edward Street, London Wall.

At London Wall a one hour rally will be held from 15:30 - 16:30. Participants are expected to disperse by 17:30.

The march and rally is expected to attract substantial numbers of people and as such requires a great deal of planning. The Met Police has been working closely with student representatives to plan the policing operation for this event.

Several road closures will be in place on the day. All roads on the route will be closed. Feeder roads and surrounding roads will be closed when necessary to relieve congestion. London, Southwark, Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges (Northbound) may be closed if required. Closures will begin from 9am and increase throughout the day.

We will be communicating via Twitter in the run up to and during the march. You can follow us on Twitter @CO11metpolice You can also text "police" to 83123 to receive all of the latest MPS updates on the march and rally straight to your phone. You will not be charged for this service.

Businesses and local people in the area are also encouraged to sign up to our community messaging service Neighbourhood Link to receive regular updates.

 

 

14.48hrs from CO11MetPolice: The police are keen for protestors to continue along the agreed route #ULU #Nov9 #9nov

14.43hrs from metpoliceuk: Student Demo video message from Commander Zinzan http://t.co/RWXAJECr
 

14.34hrs from CO11MetPolice: A number of arrests have been made so far for public order offences #nov9 #9nov #ULU

 

14.32hrs from CO11MetPolice: The march is stationary at Fetter Lane and police are in engaging with the protestors to continue on the planned route #nov9 #9nov #ULU

14.11hrs from CO11MetPolice: The front of the student march is now at Aldwych #ULU #Nov9 #9nov

13.46hrs from CO11MetPolice: A small group have broken off the main route, this contravenes Sec 12 of the Public Order Act #nov9 #9nov #ULU