The first coaches to arrive in the Parliament Square area came along Victoria Embankment at 1008hrs to turn right. Unfortunately the Metropolitan Police had decided that ‘the procession may result in serious disruption to the life of the community’ and issued a Section 12(3) order to each coach at the junction. A number of Extinction Rebellion events were also due to held in Parliament Square on the same day, and went ahead. Grange Travel’s 70-plate Mercedes-Benz Tourismo was leading the convoy. RICHARD SHARMAN