Yellow Vest activist James Goddard is ARRESTED in London 

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Yellow vest campaigner James Goddard was filmed being arrested in London on public order offences as violence broke out during anti-austerity protests.

Police confirmed that a man was arrested outside St James Park tube station today as activists took to the streets in a 'gilet jaunes' inspired march.

Arrest - Connection - MP - Anna - Soubry

It is understood the arrest is in connection with MP Anna Soubry being harassed outside Parliament during live television interviews in College Green on Monday.

Goddard's supporters, marching in London to demand Britain leaves the European Union, claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday.

Violence - Activists - Streets - London - Police

Violence erupted as activists took to the streets of central London while police tried to contain crowds during the heated rally.

Footage captured Goddard being detained and taken into a police van as shouts of protest can be heard. Police have not confirmed what public order of offence charge the man was arrested on.

Metroplitan - Police - Statement - Man - Saturday

The Metroplitan Police said in a statement: 'We can confirm that a man in his 30s was arrested at 11.42hrs on Saturday, 12 January outside St James Park tube station on suspicion of a public order offence.

A spokeswoman said the arrest related to an incident which took place in Westminster on Monday January 7.

Police - Custody - London - Police

'He is currently in police custody and is being taken to a central London police station.'

The arrest happened as hundreds of people gathered ahead of a 'yellow vest' inspired anti-austerity march as they called for a national day of action today.

Protesters - Government - Austerity - Programme - Election

Protesters opposed to the government's austerity programme and demanding a general election marched through the centre of the capital before rallying in Trafalgar Square.

Hundreds of protesters joined the crowds wearing yellow vests with slogans such as 'Britain is Broken' written on the back.

Clashes - Protesters - Police - Officers

Clashes broke out between protesters and police officers, with...
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