An additional 19 people have been either bailed or released under investigation while nine people have been reported for fines under the Health Protection Regulations.
One person has been issued with a penalty notice for a public order offence.
The protests were in opposition to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which proposes to give police in England and Wales more power to impose conditions on non-violent protests, including those which are deemed too noisy or a nuisance.
The event was attended by Jeremy Corbyn who addressed the crowds on Saturday afternoon.
The former Labour leader stood next to a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as he spoke at the rally, describing the Government-proposed bill as a ‘very dangerous, slippery slope’ and defending the right to protest.
The former leader of the Labour Party addressed crowds gathered in Parliament Square as he described the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as a ‘very dangerous, slippery slope’
He said: ‘If we don’t protest, things don’t change’, which drew cheers and applause from onlookers. Close by, anti-lockdown demonstrators staged their own protest, supported by Mr Corbyn’s brother, Piers.
Pictures showed bottles and missiles being thrown as police with riot helmets fired pepper spray and held batons aloft, screaming for the crowd to ‘get back’.
Police were also seen taking away a young woman crying out in pain following clashes at the demo, which began after people marched to Trafalgar Square, with her friends saying she had sustained an injury to her shoulder.
A separate group in Parliament Square was seen demonstrating with anti-sexism slogans, including ‘educate your sons’ and ‘misogyny is the virus’, chanting ‘women scared everywhere, police and Government do not care’.
Pictured: Police intervene as protestors attempt to stop a delivery truck during the ‘Kill the Bill’ protest held in opposition to the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
A demonstrator is seen holding a red smoke flare at the ‘Kill the Bill’ protest n London
By the evening, the Metropolitan Police said ‘a small minority’ of protestors, who were not social distancing, were still in the square and that arrests were being made after they turned down requests to leave.
The majority of protesters from the demonstration, who gathered earlier in the day, had dispersed several hours earlier but those still present shouted ‘shame on you’ repeatedly at officers.
Three Kill the Bill protestors unfurled a banner which read ‘Kill Cops’ and held aloft the incendiary message outside the Houses of Parliament – just 50 metres away from where PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death in 2017.
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