Shard protesters remain in custody

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain's tallest building remain in police custody this morning after being arrested last night on suspicion of aggravated tresspass.

The six women climbers who scaled Europe's tallest building yesterday, to protest against drilling in the Arctic.
The six women climbers who scaled Britain's tallest building yesterday, to protest against drilling in the Arctic. Credit: Greenpeace UK

They were driven away by police in an unmarked white van to the sound of cheers from supporters gathered at the foot of the landmark.

Greenpeace UK hailed the climb as "a historic moment for activism and the Arctic". Credit: Greenpeace UK

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Shard protesters released on bail

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled western Europe's tallest building, The Shard in London, have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass last night. They were demonstrating over drilling in the Arctic.