The Metropolitan Police have made over 300 arrests during the first week of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London.
On Bank Holiday Monday 11 XR activists were arrested who blocked Tower Bridge with a van and a caravan.
The Met Police said a total of 367 arrests had been made across the capital since the protests started on 23 August.
In case any @MailOnline, @Daily_Express or @Telegraph readers are wondering how #ExtinctionRebellion continually give the @metpoliceuk the runaround, here’s exclusive live footage of Tower Bridge this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/UwNyW6EXqh
— Extinction Rebellion UK 🌍 (@XRebellionUK) August 30, 2021
The Metropolitan Police said the protesters had used “complex” lock-ons “to frustrate our removal efforts.”
The Met Police said on Twitter, “We see many comments and questions asking why this work can’t be quicker and use more direct tactics.
“While we understand the public’s frustration, we must consider the safety of everyone involved – including our officers.
“This work is painstaking but we work as quick as we can.”