At 7.40am on Friday, 19 July the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) imposed a condition upon Extinction Rebellion processions in London.
In order to impose this condition, the MPS required evidence that the procession may result in disruption to communities in London.
The following condition was imposed under Section 12 of the Public Order Act 1986:
– No boat, vehicle or other structure may form part of any procession by ‘Extinction Rebellion’ or join the procession at any point on its route or at its final location on Friday, 19 July 2019 within the London region.
The information and intelligence available at this time means that the Met feels this action is necessary in order to prevent disruption.
Commander Jane Connors said: “The condition imposed today is limited and absolutely allows lawful protests to continue.
“My officers continue to engage with those exercising their right to protest however, we need to balance this with the rights of those wishing to go about their daily lives and action will be taken against those who choose to ignore this condition and/or break the law.”