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Canary Wharf security expect peaceful UK Uncut protest

12:33 05 April 2011

Bank Street in London's Canary Wharf will be one stop on the 'tour'.

Bank Street in London's Canary Wharf will be one stop on the 'tour'.

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SECURITY forces have reassured Canary Wharf workers they expect this evening’s anti-cuts protest to be peaceful.

Police are ready to send extra resources to the protest if necessary.

Both the Met Police and Canary Wharf Group have been in discussions this morning ahead of the action by pressure group Tower Hamlets Uncut.

The group plans to meet outside Canary Wharf station at 5.30pm before going on a ‘tour’ of banks in the business district.

It is understood Canary Wharf Group has been communicating with the Met Police and its tenants about the protest for several days.

As with their previous efforts it is thought the demonstration will be relatively small and peaceful, but the Met Police have been asked to prepare and Canary Wharf security staff will be in place to deal with any issues.

A police spokesman added: “We are monitoring the situation and we do have additional resources if we need to attend.”

There have been reports that some bank workers have dressed down to avoid any confrontations with protestors, but the group has said there is no threat to any individuals. Despite the timing, there is also unlikely to be any disruption to the peak-time commute on London’s transport network.

Despite this, there have been reports that banks are advising staff to leave early, with one Twitter post saying workers were getting ready to go home before 4pm.

The Tower Hamlets Uncut invitation said: “Set in the historic heart of London’s east end, Canary Wharf is an up-and-coming destination for international finance.

“With tax avoidance, bonus bonanzas and financial mismanagement, there really is something for everyone.

“Join workers and residents of Tower Hamlets for this fun and informative tour. We will take you inside some of the leading banks for the authentic ‘Canary Wharf experience’.”

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