At 2.15 pm, the police began to clear the arm tube blockade which was preventing exhibitors setting up their stalls for the DSEi arms fair which starts next week. A report from the site said that the police were using pressure points including standing on a woman's back. The police have also produced cutting equipment to remove the arm tubes. Four people have so far been arrested there, and probably more will follow.
A tripod blockade on the West entrance of the site had been cleared half an hour earlier with eight arrests (they are being held at Charing Cross police station charged with obstruction).
An amazing and effective action and a taster of things to come in the next two weeks! Well done, guys!