More than 100 protestors were arrested during an anti-climate change demonstration in central London yesterday.
Police confirmed that a total of 113 arrests had been made at the Extinction Rebellion protest, the majority of which were for breach of the public order act or obstruction of the road.
Extinction Rebellion confirmed this morning that the group remained at four sites in London and claimed that two activists remained on the roof of Shell's London headquarters.
The number includes the arrest of three men and two women who were detained on suspicion of criminal damage outside Shell’s building in Belvedere Road, Lambeth.
Photos from yesterday’s demonstration show that windows and doors had been smashed at the oil giant’s London building, and property was defaced with graffiti reading “Shell kills”.
The capital was brought to a standstill as activists gathered at Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square.
Officers imposed a Section 14 order on the protest at Marble Arch last night to prevent the demonstration from “causing ongoing serious disruption to the community”.
In a statement yesterday activists said: “Still our governments remain silent about the severity of the threat and still the industries that drive this collapse are free to pollute and to steal the future from our children with zero accountability.”
Jayne Forbes of Extinction Rebellion said: “Extinction Rebellion calls on everyone, regardless of your political or religious or cultural beliefs, to join us as we peacefully disrupt for the future of humanity and for all life on earth.
“If even a small part of you is sitting at home wondering what to do about the climate and ecological emergency this is what we need to do. This is the best shot we have, we can’t get a new planet. Come to stay, book at least two weeks off work if you can, bring your tents and families.”