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Animal Rebellion: Arrests after protest at Billingsgate Fish Market

Protester at Billingsgate Fish MarketImage copyright PA Media
Image caption The protesters headed to the market within the early hours of Saturday

Animal rights protesters have been arrested following an indication at a London fish market.

Animal Rebellion stated about 200 protesters closed off Billingsgate Fish Market early on Saturday morning.

The group, which is looking for “the end of the agriculture industry”, stated one protester chained themselves to the market’s gate.

The Met Police stated 23 individuals had been arrested nonetheless this determine would improve as extra have been booked in.

Of these, 22 have been arrested for knowingly failing to adjust to a situation imposed below the Public Order Act and one was arrested for aggravated trespass.

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Image caption The Met Police stated most arrests have been for breaching the Public Order Act

The group’s spokesperson, Alex Lockwood, stated protesters have been arrested as a result of they sat down and obstructed visitors and prevented anybody from getting into the market between 05:00-06:00 BST.

Animal Rebellion has described itself as a “mass volunteer movement” demanding that the federal government finish the “destructive animal farming and fishing industries”.

The group stated it stood in “solidarity” with the local weather change campaigners Extinction Rebellion.

Earlier within the week, they carried out an 18-hour blockade at Smithfield Market, an 800-year-old meat market in Farringdon.

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