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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.

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Commuters gaze in disbelief at Shard climbers

Outside The Shard, crowds gathered and commuters stopped to take pictures of the protesters as they progressed several hundred feet up.

The women are climbing in two groups - three in each.

They are currently about halfway up and appear to have stopped for a break.

Commuters nearby look up at the protesters climbing the building. Credit: PA
Climber Liesbeth Deddens, 31, from the Netherlands, makes her way up the Shard. People in the building peer out of their windows. Credit: PA
People on the ground nearby point up at the climbers. Credit: PA

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