12:13 12 June 2013
57 individuals are being quizzed by police as of time of press over protests against the G8 meeting.
A spokesperson from the police said, as reported by the BBC: “We are aware of a number of people planning to protest and we have an appropriate policing plan in place, as was evidenced yesterday.”
The G8 summit will take place next week and this will be held in Northern Ireland.
The arrests were made in London. Reportedly there were protestors in the West End, among other areas of the city.
Also, a building in Soho was searched by police on Tuesday, 11th June. This relates to Beak Street, where reportedly there were squatters in the building.
Based on reports, police visited the building as they said they had been informed that individuals had weapons. Also, because there were fears over plans to possibly cause criminal damage as reported by the BBC.
The G8 is made up of eight members from different countries. G8 ministers meet throughout the year, and the European Union is represented in the G8 - although the EU cannot host a summit.
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