A number of arrests were made in central London as crowds gathered to protest against the exploitation of farmers in India.
Arrests made in London during protests against exploitation of Indian farmers: Fireworks were let off on Sunday towards crowds of people and the Indian High Commission as Metropolitan police officers urged people to disband and leave the immediate area. The Met Police said that nine arrests were made and four demonstrators received fines. Three teenagers spotted letting off a firework towards crowds were spoken to by police and had their fireworks confiscated.
There were no reports of injuries to members of the public nor police officers. The Sikh UK Federation posted on Twitter saying “Siege of the Indian High Commission in London in support of farmers peacefully protesting in Delhi.” Met Police Commander Paul Brogden said on Sunday evening “I would like to thank the officers who policed this protest under very challenging circumstances, and Londoners for their patience following the disruption to traffic caused by the numbers in attendance.
We had issued a reminder urging those who were planning to attend to reconsider but, unfortunately, a number of people decided not to follow that advice. A proportionate policing plan was in place, the demonstration has now concluded and those in attendance have begun to leave.”
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