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David Coppin, of Margate, arrested at yellow vest protest in London

By Joe Wright

A Kent man is among six to be charged after police officers were assaulted during a pro-Brexit protest in London.

David Coppin, of Grosvenor Place in Margate, was arrested yesterday when violence erupted at 'yellow vest' march through Whitehall and Piccadilly.

The 58-year-old has been charged with assault and affray.

Six people were arrested at the 'yellow vest' march. Stock picture
Six people were arrested at the 'yellow vest' march. Stock picture

Campaigners donning high-vis jackets and vests have been regularly taking to the streets in recent weeks.

The 'yellow vest' demonstrations originally started out in France, with thousands of anti-fuel tax protesters marching in Paris.

Now, the movement has been imitated by British anti-austerity and pro-Brexit protestors.

Coppin, along with the other five to be charged following yesterday's incident, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, March 19.

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