Blockade of western entrance
After 5 to 10 minutes, police asked everyone to get up, and threatened arrest. At this stage, 3 persons, who didn't want to get arrested for several reasons, decided to go, but the rest stayed.
A while later, police decided to arrest everyone. All 13 were brought to Charing X police station, and charged with obstruction of the highway. From 8pm on, most were released, but 1 or 2 had to stay over night - we don't know the reasons yet. Some of us could hear the Samba band playing outside the police station from inside the cells - thanks for that, it was great!
We all - and the three Catholic Workers, who splashed red paint at Custom House DLR earlier in the day, and who were also released yesterday evening - will have to appear at Stratford Magistrates Court, 389/397 High Street, Stratford E15 4SB next Tuesday (16 September), at 9:30am (supporters welcome, although it's only a boring plea hearing).