The police are not releasing any protesters at the moment and have given no justification to those kettled for their current containment tactics.
London Student reporter Andrew de Castro, who remains on the bridge with the protesters, said: “Police led students onto Westminster Bridge at 9pm after over an hour of being kettled. Around 700 are now contained on the bridge, with police refusing to justify thir actions, even to legal observers.”
Legal observers attend protests as witnesses to police actions for the protesters.
Castro added: “No end in sight, no provisions and still no legal justification.”
Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said: “The response from our officers has been one of bravery, professionalism and determination to control an extremely challenging situation and maintain peace and order on the streets of the capital.”