Image by Chris Coltrane
Police cordons are still in place although some protesters got out (it’s not clear whether they were allowed out or broke through the lines) at Queen Victoria Street. There’s now another confrontation on the same street as riot police attempt to push the crowds back, so it probably wasn’t a controlled release, then.
Flashpoints are appearing all over the Bank area with injuries to police and protesters, but in the centre of the main kettle there’s music and dancing (Rage Against the Machine was heard earlier!). A major bonus is a portaloo on Lombard Street so at least people can now pee.
Climate Camp on Bishopsgate sounds like the nicest place to be today – and the most impressive. They’ve already set up kitchens and compost toilets, with theatre performances keeping people entertained. Police are allowing people in and out. It might be a nice thing to visit in all this sunshine.