32 arrested during G8 protests

32 people have been arrested during during the anti-capitalist protests taking place in central London ahead of next week's G8 summit.

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Police clash with protesters amidst anti-G8 demonstration

Police and protesters clashed in central London this afternoon amid anti-capitalist demonstrations.

Many demonstrators had their faces covered with scarves or masks, however police powers to stop and search in anticipation of violence and to require the removal of disguises were authorised this morning and remain in force.

News footage shows police tackling a protester to the ground in central London.

Six arrests have been made for alleged offences including possession of articles with intent to commit criminal damage, assault on police, criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon and failing to remove a face covering.

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