The Daily Telegraph

Commons beefs security for expected XR protests

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Security in Parliament has been stepped up following a major protest by Extinction Rebellion activists who disguised themselves as tourists.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, said yesterday that measures had been put in place to protect the Palace of Westminste­r, ahead of expected protests in the next fortnight.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protested on Friday, including in the Commons Chamber, where four activists superglued themselves together around the Speaker’s Chair.

Eight people were arrested and the protesters were removed by staff from all three emergency services and parliament­ary security.

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