Animal rights protestors tackled to floor by Met Police officers after scaling barriers at Platinum Jubilee

Five men were arrested following the incident on the Mall

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A group of protestors from Animal Rebellion have claimed responsibility for disrupting Jubilee proceedings this morning, demanding "Royal Land is Reclaimed".

Five men, were seen scaling barriers lining the Mall at 10.10am before laying down on the ground in front of troop of soldiers who were proceeding up the Mall.

One protestor was seen brandishing a placard, while soldiers continued to march around the men on the floor.

One protestor marched towards soldiers brandishing a placard
One protestor marched towards soldiers brandishing a placard
A protestor is dragged away from the scene
A protestor is dragged away from the scene
One of the men is pictured sporting a crown as he is taken away
One of the men is pictured sporting a crown as he is taken away

Police officers quickly apprehended the group, dragging them from the centre of proceedings and arresting them at the side of the road.

Several arrests have been made after some people attempted to enter the ceremonial route on The Mall before Trooping the Colour, the Metropolitan Police said.

A group were dragged by police out of the path of a military band as they marched along at around 10.10am.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests were public order-related for highway obstruction.

The force said on Twitter: “Thank you to the crowd who showed their support by clapping our officers who returned to their post after dealing with the incident swiftly.”