Over 150 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests

30 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: More than 150 people were arrested on Saturday (local time) in London during an anti-lockdown protest, The Hill reported citing Metropolitan Police, reports ANI.

A number of people gathered on Saturday (local time) in central London to protest against the coronavirus-related restrictions.

The arrest was made for breaching COVID-19 regulations, assaulting a police officer, and possessing drugs, The Hill reported.

The metropolitan police warned on Friday that the protests break the law, adding that it had a “robust policing plan in place throughout the weekend.”

“More than 150 arrests were made while policing today’s protest in London. We made it very clear how we would police this event, warning those looking to attend that they risked facing enforcement action,” Met Police Events wrote on Twitter.