Extinction Rebellion Protesters Joined By Dancing Police Officers

One officer apparently requested 'Insomnia' by Faithless.

Police deployed to keep an eye on the Extinction Rebellion demonstration in central London have been filmed skateboarding and raving with protesters.

Footage taken in Oxford Circus on Wednesday night shows two officers in hi-vis jackets getting down to a Faithless track in the middle of the street.

Protestors are clearly taken with the scene as they chant: “We love you! We love you!”

According to one witness, an officer requested ‘Insomnia’ by Faithless.

And earlier in the week another officer was filmed on Waterloo Bridge indulging in a bit of skateboarding.

Elsewhere, in less positive police-related news, the first people thought to have been charged over this week’s climate change protests in London are expected to appear in court later.

Cathy Eastburn, 51, Mark Ovland, 35, and Luke Watson, 29, are due before magistrates in the capital over their alleged involvement in obstructing trains at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday morning as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests which have disrupted transport services across London and in towns and cities across the country.

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed the trio have been charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act contrary to Section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861.

It comes as Londoners face a fourth day of disruption in the capital, despite nearly 400 arrests.

Some activists glued themselves to a train while others chained themselves to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s garden fence – and apologised and left.


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