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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, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its 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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Black Lives Matter organisers urge protesters to 'stay calm' [Video]

Black Lives Matter organisers urge protesters to 'stay calm'

People participate in a Black Lives Matter protest rally in London, marching from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square.

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'Take a knee' protest held in Trafalgar Square [Video]

'Take a knee' protest held in Trafalgar Square

Protesters held a 'take a knee' demonstration this afternoon in Trafalgar Square in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee in Trafalgar Square [Video]

Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee in Trafalgar Square

People take part in a kneeling protest for Black Lives Matter in Trafalgar Square, London, in memory of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.

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George Floyd protests reach London and Berlin [Video]

George Floyd protests reach London and Berlin

Hundreds rallied in London and Berlin on Sunday (May 31) in solidarity with U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd.

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Hundreds join London protest against George Floyd death [Video]

Hundreds join London protest against George Floyd death

Hundreds of people have gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against the death of a black man restrained by police in America. The Black Lives Matter demonstration on Sunday was organised after..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

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

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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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