Two arrested after balcony protest
Two people who staged a balcony protest in the heart of the capital after fellow activists and squatters were forced from a prime office building have been arrested.
A group calling themselves "Love Activists" took over the heritage-listed Cavell House on Charing Cross Road, near Leicester Square in London, at the weekend.
They planned to host a Christmas lunch for the homeless at the building, which they dubbed Love HQ.
Police said they were called by bailiffs to the Grade II-listed property at about 8am yesterday to prevent a breach of the peace.
Most left the building at that point but two - a man and woman - stayed on a balcony while protesters gathered on the street below, carrying signs and chanting: "Homes not banks! Housing is a human right!"
Scotland Yard said they both came down last night and the pair, a man aged 22 and a woman aged 21, were arrested on suspicion of breaching a court order.
A spokesman said: "They currently remain in custody at a central London police station."