More than 300 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Police cells filling rapidly, with reports of people being taken to Luton, Brighton and Essex

There have been more than 300 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports suggest the capital’s cells are rapidly filling up.

The Metropolitan police would not release up-to-date figures on cell capacity, but data from two years ago showed they had 799 cells available across London. With cuts to policing budgets, this number is likely to have fallen, so reports that cell space is under pressure are credible.

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