Carol singers have become the latest group to defy a ban on unauthorised protests around Parliament.

About 100 singers tested the limits of the new Serious Organised Crime and Police Act by singing in Parliament Square on Wednesday evening.

The law bans demonstrating without police permission within a half-mile “exclusion zone”.

No singers were arrested. Police said they treated it as a carol service, not a demonstration.

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