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‘Yellow vest’ protests in London: Anti-austerity and pro-Brexit activists march on capital’s streets as leading campaigner James Goddard is ‘arrested’



Hundreds of protesters of the right and left wing of British politics inspired by the so-called "yellow gilet" movement in France today marched through the streets of London.

Protesters gathered in central London and across the country for an anti-austerity march organized by the People's Assembly against austerity, calling for general elections.

Separately, a group of pro-Brexit activists gathered outside the St. James subway station for a protest on Saturday 1965 904. Principal activist James Goddard Reportedly, he was arrested by the police for the event. on a public order crime relating to the Westminster incidents at the start of this week.

Anti-austerity protesters march in London on Saturday (AFP / Getty Images)

Goddard's supporters were marching in London in yellow jackets to ask Britain to leave the European Union.

Protesters marched on Westminster, later blocking Westminster Bridge while speakers were addressing the crowd, according to reports on social media.

Last week it was reported that about 100 protesters took part in a similar protest in which they launched smoke bombs and stopped traffic around the Parliament.

Austerity writers wearing yellow jackets with slogans such as "Britain is broken" on the back marched into London today.

A demonstrator waves a flash of smoke as protesters head for Westminster (Getty Images)

The people who attended met outside the BBC's Broadcasting House before marching to Trafalgar Square afterwards.

Temporary stalls lined the street from Oxford Circus station, where organizations like Stand Up to Racism and the Socialist Party distributed flyers and placards.

People carrying drums ready to march and political songs were sung and large union banners were held in the crowd.

Protestors wearing yellow jackets also took part in a pro-Brexit event (REUTERS)

The national organizer Ramona McCartney said the protest was an attempt to "resume the political space taken by Brexit".

Ms. McCartney said the demonstrators wanted to show "solidarity with the left and the working class in France by wearing yellow jackets today".

The protesters traveled from France to join the march in the capital.

Pro-Brexit Demonstrators in Whitehall (PA)

Laurie Martin, 26, and Erick Simon, 57, arrived from Normandy on Friday evening.

Mrs. Martin said she came "to support the British because our demands are the same as those who fight austerity across Europe". [19659022] "All European countries must join this battle against austerity," added Simon.

France has witnessed weeks of national anti-austerity demonstrations as part of the "gilets jaune" movement.

The march slowly made its way to Haymarket, in front of the Trafalgar Square speeches of characters such as Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. [19659002] A man with a megaphone in the front of the march repeatedly led demonstrators in general election requests.

Pro-Brexit protesters confront police during the event (AFP / Getty Images)

Facing the protesters at Trafalgar Square, McDonnell said that eight years of austerity were "tearing the social fabric" of the country.

He told the crowd that MPs were expected to defeat Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement to Tuesday's vote

Mr. McDonnell said that when "time is right", his party would move a motion of no confidence to "break down this government".

The Labor Party of Shadow John McDonnell speaks to protesters (AFP / Getty Images)

"Now it is here before us, we could have a socialist prime minister," he said.

Mr McDonnell read a message from Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to the crowd.

He said: "We need a general election now to achieve the fairest and fairest society in which we all want to live and we are ready to take power."


Meanwhile advocates of the pro-Brexit yellow jersey they demonstrated in Westminster for the second week.

A large group of protesters marched through Vauxhall to support Britain's exit from the European Union.

The demonstrators were photographed by blocking traffic near Parliament Square and burning the EU flag.

Comes after the alleged Goddard was arrested at St James Park Tube station before 12:00 on suspicion of a public order crime.

It is understood that the arrest is in connection with the refugee MP, Ms Soubry, who was harassed outside Parliament during live television interviews at Green College.

Met said that a man in his thirties had been arrested at the St James Park subway station at 11.42am on Saturday on suspicion of a public order crime.

A spokeswoman said the arrest related to an incident in Westminster on Monday 7 January.

The man remains in custody at a central London police station, the force said.


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