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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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Trafalgar Square lit up for Diwali [Video]

Trafalgar Square lit up for Diwali

Lights were turned on in Trafalgar Square on Saturday evening to mark Diwali 2020. This year's celebrations take place behind closed doors as coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent people from..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:01Published
London streets quiet as England goes into second coronavirus lockdown [Video]

London streets quiet as England goes into second coronavirus lockdown

Areas around Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral and the South Bank were all quieter than normal. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Protesters march through London calling for end to lockdown 'tyranny' [Video]

Protesters march through London calling for end to lockdown 'tyranny'

Police officers have dispersed large crowds of anti-lockdown protesters atTrafalgar Square following a march through central London. Demonstratorscalled for an end to the “tyranny” of pandemic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published
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,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published
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

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Million Mask March: Four arrested in London protests

A large police presence remains near Trafalgar Square where the Million Mask March was dispersed.
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Three weeks of testimony in Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London underscored WikiLeaks’s extraordinary revelation of U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay. But the..
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Covid: Thousands gather in London for anti-restrictions protest

The demonstrators in Trafalgar Square did not appear to be social distancing or wearing masks.
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Animal rights protesters arrested in London after Trafalgar Square fountains dyed red in coronavirus warning

'The government must begin a transition towards a plant-based food system or risk future zoonotic pandemics of catastrophic proportions,' says group
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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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On This Day: 8 July 2011

The final film in the massively successful "Harry Potter" franchise premiered in London's Trafalgar Square. (July 7)  
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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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Removing statues of controversial figures is ‘to lie about our history’, Johnson says

removing statues of controversial figures is ‘to lie about our history’, johnson says
British prime minster Boris Johnson has said that removing statues of controversial figures is “to lie about our history”, as he argued that national protests in the wake of the death of George..
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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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Extinction Rebellion launches legal action over London protest ban

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Extinction Rebellion activists are launching legal action against the police over a London-wide ban on their protests. The move comes amid growing criticism of the ban, made under public order..
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Extinction Rebellion protesters defy police orders by gluing themselves to buildings

extinction rebellion protesters defy police orders by gluing themselves to buildings
Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued themselves to buildings after being warned they face arrest on the second day of their international action. Climate change activists camped overnight to..
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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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Thousands protest Trump's U.K. visit as president dismisses demonstrations as "fake news"

Thousands of people demonstrated against President Trump's visit to the U.K. in London's Trafalgar Square as the president met with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. Mr. Trump dismissed the large..
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Protests ramp up on Day 2 of Trump's U.K. visit - live updates

As President Trump continues his official state visit to Britain, a large protest was expected to fill London's iconic Trafalgar Square
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