Protesters who spent the night near Parliament Square today said they planned to remain outside the Supreme Court until Sunday evening. Around 30 protesters from the Occupy London group slept on land outside the Supreme Court building, which overlooks Parliament Square, after the square itself was fenced off. Around 45 demonstrators were still in the area this afternoon, displaying banners and placards.
Canning Green, a grassy area near the court, has also been closed off by police. Protesters said that they were demonstrating against the bedroom tax and the privatisation of the NHS.
There have been scuffles between police and protesters as members of the Occupy movement returned to Parliament Square tonight.
Demonstrators gathered in Wesminster, unveiling a banner reading "real democracy now" and forming a blockade on the road in Parliament Square.
Police had warned protesters that they were banned from setting up camp in the square. Dozens of officers were stationed in front of fencing placed around Parliament Square which prevented people from accessing the site.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said it attempted to make contact with organisers but the group had "failed to engage" with the police force.
There were a series of clashes with police on Parliament Square last month as supporters of the Occupy movement stood their ground for nine days.
A group of protesters who were camped in Finsbury Square have been removed.
Bailiffs and police moved in overnight, after Islington Council won a court action to evict the group.
Ronke Phillips reports.
Occupy London are planning a day of protests today to mark six months since the Occupy movement went global. Over the weekend eleven people were arrested on another day of protest which saw anti-capitalists from the Occupy movement pitch tents outside the Bank of England.
Six people have been charged with public order offences after Saturday's Occupy demonstration in the City of London.
City of London Police said that of the12 people arrested, six were charged, 4 were bailed, and 2 received a police caution.
Those facing charges will appear in court on May 21st
Eleven people have been arrested after a day of protest in London saw anti-capitalists from the Occupy movement pitch tents outside the Bank of England.
The arrests were made for public order offences linked to the demonstrations, leading to around 10 tents being set up, City of London Police said.
The protest by around 300 demonstrators was part of a global day of action which also took place in cities including New York, Athens and Madrid.
Police have been kettling hundreds of protesters in the centre of London. The anti-capitalist protesters from the Occupy movement today staged a day of action, marching through the city. And tonight some of them have pitched tents outside the Bank of England. Glen Goodman has the story.
Several hundred people have gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral for an Occupy London rally. It comes more than six months after members of the campaign group were prevented from occupying Paternoster Square.
Instead, activists camped outside St Paul's Cathedral just yards away from the Stock Exchange and remained there for four and a half months. City of London Police say it has a "proportionate" operation in place around today's peaceful demonstration. St Paul's Cathedral remains open to visitors.