Extinction Rebellion: Police to pass ‘every single one’ of 1,100 arrested protesters to prosecutors

Police aim to pass “every single one” of the 1,100 Extinction Rebellion protesters to prosecutors for potential criminal charges, a senior officer has said.

Scotland Yard is in discussions with the Home Office about potential legal changes to increase powers over protests and introduce tougher punishments for offences.

Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said that 70 Extinction Rebellion protesters had already been charged, including activists who climbed on a train.

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