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Met Police Intercept Group Throwing Missiles in Chinatown

Metropolitan Police Arrest Man Near Chinatown Amid Missile-Throwing Incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the arrest of a man near Chinatown, following a tense situation where a group was caught throwing missiles. The incident, which unfolded amidst a day marked by protests and counter-protests in central London, prompted a swift police response.

Details of the Incident:

  • The arrest occurred after police officers intercepted a group actively engaged in throwing missiles in the vicinity of Chinatown.
  • The Metropolitan Police stressed that public safety is their utmost priority and any form of disorder in central London will be firmly addressed.

Current Situation:

  • Following the incident, the majority of the far-Right group involved in the earlier disturbance has dispersed.
  • Police officers remain deployed in the area to monitor the situation and prevent any further escalation.

Confusion Among Remaining Protesters:

  • There was noticeable confusion among some far-Right protesters who lingered near the Cenotaph after the dispersal.
  • Small groups were observed checking their phones and inquiring about their next steps, with questions like “Where is everybody? Where are we meeting?” indicating a lack of coordination.

Police Strategy and Response:

  • The Metropolitan Police have not released detailed information about the nature of the group or the specifics of the incident.
  • The focus remains on maintaining peace and preventing any disruptions to public order.

Community Impact:

  • The events have caused concern among local residents and businesses, with increased police presence in central London areas.
  • The community is urged to stay informed and report any suspicious activities to the police.

Ongoing Investigations:

  • The Metropolitan Police are continuing their investigations into the incident and are expected to provide further updates as more information becomes available.
  • Authorities are also appealing to the public for any footage or information that could assist in their inquiries.

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