Occupy London have said that
Around 40 protestors opted to stay on after the 5.45pm deadline set for people to disperse after a Section 14 Order had been imposed under the 1986 Public Order Act. Protesters linked arms to form a human chain on the steps of the Royal Exchange. A police snatch squad in triangle formation moved in in waves, violently removing protesters one by one. Many of those present captured these events on video.