Po­lice will wear cam­eras dur­ing an­ar­chist march

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Body-worn cam­eras will be used by more po­lice of­fi­cers pa­trolling pro­test­ers at today’s “Mil­lion Mask March” than ever be­fore fol­low­ing a surge in vi­o­lence in re­cent years.

The Metropoli­tan Po­lice is step­ping up ef­forts to limit dis­rup­tion after last year’s protest was marred by an­ar­chic scenes with fire­works and flares thrown at crowds in Trafal­gar Square and aimed at po­lice of­fi­cers.

A sig­nif­i­cant po­lice op­er­a­tion will get un­der way when the anti­estab­lish­ment pro­test­ers – many of whom will wear Guy Fawkes masks – de­scend on Lon­don at 6pm today.

The body-worn cam­eras will help of­fi­cers to help track down and iden­tify any of­fend­ers.

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