Extinction Rebellion pledges to help guard London Marathon from protests

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  • Extraordinary deal revealed by race director Hugh Brasher
  • Organisers still stepping up security amid disruption fears

Extinction Rebellion has agreed to help guard the London Marathon from protesters on Sunday in a unique deal to protect one of the “crown jewels” of British sport.

The extraordinary arrangement was revealed by event director Hugh Brasher on Wednesday after a meeting with the environmental group, which is expected to attract thousands of people to The Big One festival in Parliament Square this weekend.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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