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Arrests outside Westfield Shopping Centre, W12


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11-Dec-2014 1:40

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76 people have been arrested outside Westfield Shopping Centre, White City, W12 after police responded to a number of incidents arising from a pre-planned protest.

Shortly after 20:20hrs today on Wednesday 10 December, a group of protestors broke away from a larger group and attempted to force entry to the shopping centre assaulting security staff and causing damage to property.

In response to this police used a number of tactics - including a containment for the purpose of preventing violence and effecting arrests.

76 people were subsequently arrested on suspicion of public order offences; one man was further arrested on suspicion of assault.

They have been taken to various London police stations for questioning.

The protest - advertised as a `die in for Eric Garner' - has now concluded.

Enquries are ongoing. The Met's Public Order Investigation Team continue to deal.

Chief Superintendent Mark Bird, in charge of the policing operation said: "We will always work with those that wish to demonstrate lawfully - as the majority of protestors did yesterday. However, we will not tolerate the small minority that offer violence or commit other criminal acts, such as that witnessed outside Westfield yesterday evening."