Police arrest 16 during Thatcher protests in London

Police have confirmed that a total of 16 people were arrested in Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and nearby streets last night during Margaret Thatcher protests.

Those arrested are aged between 18 and 44 years.

They were arrested for the following offences:

  • Drunk & Disorderly: 8
  • Affray: 2
  • Public Order 2
  • Assault on Police 2
  • Breach of Peace 1
  • Obstructing Police 1

Most of those arrested remain in custody at a central London police station.

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