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    • London re-elects Sadiq Khan as Mayor

      London re-elects Sadiq Khan as Mayor

      Sadiq Khan was re-elected London Mayor as a candidate of British opposition Labour Party. Khan is the first Muslim mayor of major British city, Reuters reported. However Khan’s victory was not enough to raise spirits of the opposition as the ruling conservatives of PM Boris Johnson scored overall victory at the local elections. In London Khan won to Shaun Baley by 55.2% to 44.8% in a result which had been widely predicted, although his winning margin was smaller than his victory five years ago.

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    • Climate protesters break bank windows in London

      Climate protesters break bank windows in London

      Seven people were arrested outside the London headquarters of Barclays bank on Wednesday after climate change activists broke windows to protest the role of the financial sector in climate change, news wires reported. “You may dislike our action today but I ask you to compare a crack in a window to funding wildfires and flooded homes,” said a campaigner cited by Reuters.

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    • London placed into very high alert level after new virus strain detected

      London placed into very high alert level after new virus strain detected

      London and parts of eastern England have been placed into the toughest level of anti-coronavirus restrictions by the British government, news wires reported. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday that from 0001 GMT on Wednesday the city of London, the Greater London area, the south and west of eastern county of Essex and southern parts of the south-western county of Hertfordshire would enter Tier 3, which means very high alert.

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    • Assange extradition hearing to resume in London

      Assange extradition hearing to resume in London

      A hearing resumes in London on Monday to decide if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the US to face trial over the publication of secrets relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The 49-year-old Australian, who is currently being held on remand at a high-security jail, faces 18 counts from US prosecutors that could see him jailed for up to 175 years.

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    • Extinction Rebellion restarts protests

      Extinction Rebellion restarts protests

      Climate activists will target Britain's parliament and other institutions next week as Extinction Rebellion restarts large-scale protests for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, organisers said on Thursday cited by Reuters. The group said small-scale, regional protests would take place over the coming weekend ahead of larger scale demonstrations in London, Cardiff and Manchester.

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    • Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history, news wires reported. In Trafalgar Square, police separated two groups of about 100 people each, one chanting “Black Lives Matter”, the other racial slurs.

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    • London to review statues, street names

      London to review statues, street names

      London mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered a review of the capital’s monuments and street names after the toppling of the statue of an English slave trader by anti-racism protesters in Bristol, Reuters reported. He pointed out a commission would review statues, plaques and street names which largely reflect the rapid expansion of London’s wealth and power at the height of Britain’s empire in the reign of Queen Victoria.

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