City of London Police

Extinction Rebellion block Bank Junction

Bank Junction
Extinction Rebellion

Climate Activists have closed Bank Junction, forcing 17 bus routes on to diverted routes.

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists set up camp in the junction to "block routes that financial district workers take to work".

Since 21 May 2017 only buses and cyclists have been allowed to use Bank junction on weekdays from 07:00 to 19:00.

In a statement the group said the action was to "highlight the far greater disruption faced by those living in the environments systematically being destroyed by UK backed companies".

City of London Police said a "policing plan" is in place "which will be proactive in ensuring any impact on our communities is minimised as much as possible".

Police scheme to improve autism interaction

A scheme designed at improving how police interact with people with autism across London is to be introduced.

Those individuals can carry either a Autism Alert Card or a larger "passport" which will identify them as having an autism spectrum disorder.

It will include information regarding the individual’s name and contact details for an appropriate adult.

The Met said cardholders would produce the information when they come into contact with police and "provide officers and staff with the information in order to aid understanding and effective interaction".

The scheme, supported by the National Police Autism Association, is part of a collaboration between the Met, City of London Police and British Transport Police.

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