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Three charged over Bush protests

Clashes take place between police and anti-war protestors
President Bush is on his farewell tour of London

Three people have been charged following violent protests against the visit of US president George W Bush.

A total of 25 people were arrested as police clashed with anti-war protesters in Parliament Square, central London, on Sunday.

Two men, aged 21 and 26, have been charged with obstructing police and a 60-year-old woman has been charged with indecent exposure.

Eleven people remain in custody and 11 others were released without charge.

About 2,500 demonstrators gathered in Parliament Square to mark President Bush's farewell tour of London.

Protesters tried to force their way past blockades onto Whitehall and the road was sealed off by police as the US president met Gordon Brown at Downing Street.

Members of the Stop the War Coalition, CND and the British Muslim Initiative organised the rally.

The Metropolitan Police said 10 officers suffered minor injuries.

The 11 who remained in custody on Monday morning were being held on suspicion of offences including affray, violent disorder, assaulting police and possession of an offensive weapon.

The two men charged will appear at Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court on Monday. The charged woman will appear at the same court on 25 June.




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