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Six held over plot to disrupt London Stock Exchange

Force says it was believed those involved were planning to cause damage and lock on in effort to stop building opening for trading

By Agencies
January 15, 2024
A pedestrian walks past the logo for the London Stock Exchange Group outside the stock exchange in London on December 29, 2020. — AFP
A pedestrian walks past the logo for the London Stock Exchange Group outside the stock exchange in London on December 29, 2020. — AFP

LONDON: Six people have been arrested on suspicion of a plot to disrupt the London Stock Exchange.

The Met Police said information suggested activists from the Palestine Action group were intending to target the exchange on Monday,

The force said it was believed those involved were planning to cause damage and “lock on” in an effort to stop the building opening for trading.

Arrests were made in London, Liverpool and Brighton on Sunday. All six people are currently in custody.