Riot police outside Fortnum & Mason

Chris Wheal
riot police officer in crowd
riot police officer in crowd

It kicked off in Piccadilly outside Fortnum & Mason this afternoon. Riot Police moved into the street, prompting scuffles with protesters intent on partying in the street to disrupt London trading. Police in standard uniform were unaffected while mingling with protesters within yards of where scuffles broke out. The police are clearing Fortnum and Mason but protesters claim they are being "kettled".