11/06/2013

Riot Police Deployed As G8 Protesters Occupy Former Police Station

Some 100 riot police have been deployed in central London as protestors take to the streets to demonstrate ahead on the G8 summit being held in Northern Ireland next week.

Officers were sent to Soho, where protesters are thought to have occupied a former police station on Beak Street.

Ed Argar, Westminster council cabinet member for city management, said: "Our warden teams will be working with police to manage the streets and we also have clean-up crews on standby.

"Everyone respects the right to legitimate protest and I hope this will be a day without incident.

"However, business people, shop staff and visitors have the right to go about the West End without intimidation or interference and we will do our best to ensure the centre of London runs smoothly."

(MH/CD)

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