Met Police Officers attacked

Five people have now been arrested by police in Westminster following an anti-austerity protest outside Downing Street, SW1, today Saturday, 9 May.

Four people have been arrested for a variety of offences under the Public Order Act, 1986. One person has been arrested on suspicion of assault on police. 

This operation is ongoing at this stage. 

Earlier this afternoon, police responded to a spontaneous protest outside Downing Street, SW1. 

Four police officers and one member of police staff have been injured policing this protest. Two are being treated in hospital. One officer is being treated for a suspected dislocated shoulder. The member of police staff is being treated for a cut lip after being struck by an object. The three other officers were assaulted and did not require hospital treatment. 

Officers are aware of criminal damage to the Women’s War Memorial in Whitehall and are investigating. 

There are no reported injuries to any members of the public.

Officers are working to minimise disruption to all road users and members of the public passing through the area.