Sunday 8 September saw the start of the protests against the biennial DSEi London weapons convention. The first day saw several hundred protestors block several entrances to the Excel Convention Centre in East London, to disrupt the delivery of equipment for the arms fair. Police arrested at least 10 protestors for blocking a public highway. Read More →
On Saturday 7 September 2013 about 500 English Defence League (EDL) supporters tried for a third time to march through Tower Hamlets. Clashes broke out when EDL protestors tried to break through police lines to get to anti-fascist groups.
The police banned the EDL from entering Tower Hamlets, only allowing them to march across Tower Bridge and as far as Aldgate station. A rally was held outside the underground station. Police also imposed restrictions of 30 minutes on the rally, but this was ignored by the EDL leadership.
14 EDL protestors were arrested, including leader Tommy Robinson for breach of bail conditions.
280 anti-fascists were mass arrested for breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act and removed from the area on comandeered public transport buses.
Fracking has dominated the headlines over the last month, focusing particularly on the tiny West Sussex village of Balcombe, where activists and residents have formed the frontline in opposition to the controversial oil and gas extraction process.
Report Digital now has a large selection of rushes on Fracking at the online video library.
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