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Trafalgar Square

Public space and tourist attraction in central London

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Trafalgar Square: Public space and tourist attraction in central London
Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The Square's name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

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16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations [Video]

16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations

Police said 16 people were arrested and nine officers injured during clashesat anti-lockdown demonstrations in central London. Thousands of people massedin Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying signs,..

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Anti-lockdown protesters gather in London [Video]

Anti-lockdown protesters gather in London

Thousands of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Saturday (September 26) to protest against the British government's recently toughened COVID-19 restrictions.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published
Police warn anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters to disperse or face arrest [Video]

Police warn anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters to disperse or face arrest

Police have urged hundreds of protesters to immediately leave an anti-vaccine,anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square or face arrest. The warning cameafter heated clashes between demonstrators and..

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Arrests made as police disperse Extinction Rebellion protesters in Trafalgar Square [Video]

Arrests made as police disperse Extinction Rebellion protesters in Trafalgar Square

Protesters have largely dispersed from the Extinction Rebellion gathering inTrafalgar Square, but some were carried or led away by police after theyrefused to move. Other demonstrators applauded as one..

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Extinction Rebellion continue climate change protests for th [Video]

Extinction Rebellion continue climate change protests for th

Extinction Rebellion activists have gathered in central London for a third day of climate change demonstrations. More than 300 people have been arrested during the protests in Parliament and..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:00Published
Extinction Rebellion continue climate change protests [Video]

Extinction Rebellion continue climate change protests

Extinction Rebellion activists have gathered in central London for a third day of climate change demonstrations. More than 300 people have been arrested during the protests in Parliament and..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:00Published

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Trafalgar Square fountains: Two arrested over red dye protest

It was released into the Trafalgar Square fountains in protest against animal farming, police say.
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Black Lives Matter: Boris Johnson accused of 'stoking division and fear' as peaceful protesters march on Trafalgar Square

PM 'wants the culture war to distract from his appalling performance in the coronavirus crisis', Labour MP claims
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George Floyd death: Hundreds protest in Trafalgar Square

People chant "black lives matter" after the killing of a black man by police in the US.
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Black Lives Matter: Trafalgar Square protest draws hundreds over death of George Floyd in US

Hundreds of activists gathered in Trafalgar Square in London to protest against the death in the US of a black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
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Climate activists line London's Trafalgar Square with kids' shoes

Climate activists placed more than 2,000 pairs of children's shoes in neat rows across London's Trafalgar Square on Monday to demand the British government stop bailing out carbon intensive industries..
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Help the Hungry: Message of unity from legendary artist Sir Peter Blake lights up Trafalgar Square

Sales of prints of the artwork have already raised £100,000 for our appeal
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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree struggling to please crowds

This year's Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been branded a turkey.
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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: 'Sparse' spruce ridiculed

London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree comes in for criticism over its 'droopy' appearance.
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Oslo fells London's annual Christmas tree in decades-old tradition

From an Oslo forest comes the Christmas gift Norway gives Britain every year - a towering tree for London's Trafalgar Square, a token of gratitude for British support during World War Two.
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Trafalgar Square fourth plinth model Alison Lapper's son Parys dies

Parys Lapper, whose disabled mother posed while eight months pregnant, dies suddenly.
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Trafalgar Square stabbing: Metropolitan Police cordon off London tourist hotspot after man knifed

Multiple police cars rush and officers move public away from scene
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Trafalgar Square stabbing: Man knifed in central London

The man was found with stab injuries in the square in central London just after 21:00 BST.
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