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Peace protesters avoid Parliament Square clearance | The Guardian

The decade-long ambition of police and local officials to clear peace protesters from the area opposite the Houses of Parliament has remained unrealised, with an expanse of tents, placards and other structures still resolutely in place despite a night-time clearance operation.

Metropolitan police officers arrived in Parliament Square at around 7.30pm on Monday with instructions to remove all tents and sleeping equipment under the powers of the new Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, which aims to prevent protest encampments in the area. However, one activist, Maria Gallastegiu from the Peace Strike group, won a high court injunction a few hours beforehand, obliging officers to leave her camp in place until a new court hearing, due to take place in March.

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