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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Members of Anonymous are urging those attending the event in London to remain peaceful.


Perviously the Million Mask March has ran peacefully and smoothly however when darkness falls a small group of people have caused major disruptions and launched violent attacks on the Met Police. 

Annomous are not your conventional protestors because they have no leaders or organisers. Which could explain why the Met Police have had very little engagement.     


This year the Met Police are using powers to ensure the trouble does not flare again this year.

A London wide policing operation will be in place, which is designed to prevent trouble from flaring, and facilitate anyone who wishes to take part in peaceful protest. Dedicated teams of highly flexible officers will be on standby at key locations in the Capital.
Details of the conditions applied under Section 14 of the Public Order Act, 1986, are as follows –

Any static assembly held can only take place at the following locations:
Trafalgar Square;

In the area in the centre of Parliament Square (known as Parliament Square Gardens); and

In the area within the barriers on the East Footway of Whitehall, opposite Downing Street (known as Richmond Terrace).

Details of the conditions applied under Section 12 of the Public Order Act, 1986, are as follows –

If a procession (march) takes place, it will be from Trafalgar Square and stay within the area bounded by:
Trafalgar Square;
Northumberland Avenue;

Victoria Embankment;
Bridge Street;
St Margaret Street;
Abingdon Street;

Millbank (up to junction with Great Peter Street);
Great Peter Street (up to junction with Great Smith Street);
Broad Sanctuary;
Parliament Square;
Parliament Street; and Whitehall.

Other conditions under act are:

The march must not commence before 18:00hrs;
The march must not continue after 21:00hrs;

The participants must follow the directions of constable even if the route is varied; and There will be no motor vehicles as part of the procession.
Additionally under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 an area within Westminster has been dedicated a dispersal zone, from 17:00hrs on Thursday, 5 November until 02:00hrs on Friday, 6 November.

A section 60 AA of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, provides powers to require the removal of facial coverings where police anticipate there may be criminal offences, will also be in place within the same area for the same duration. 

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