Four people, including a 13-year-old girl, have been arrested during a demonstration to support Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union as protesters donned yellow vests to copy-cat a highly popular movement in France.
The Evening Standard newspaper said police had used force to contain more than 100 people who were trying to approach the British parliament compound in Westminster, near London’s Trafalgar Square.
Police said the demonstrators had caused disruption by setting off smoke bombs on the streets, saying those arrested would be charged with assaulting police and committing public order offences.
“Four arrests have been made following protests on Westminster Bridge, SW1 at approximately 11am today,” said the Metropolitan Police, adding that the 13-year-old girl had attempted to attack police officers at the scene of the protest.
Pictures released online showed protesters wearing yellow vest outfits similar to those…