This is the moment a pink boat used by climate change activists to blockade Oxford Circus in London was towed away by police officers, after 100 hours at the heart of the protests.
The bright pink Berta Cacares was finally carted away shortly after actress Dame Emma Thompson had climbed on top of it to deliver a speech during the protests.
Crowds made up of protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group attempted to prevent the police removing the ship while chanting ‘we have more boats’.
It took a team of engineers, with more than 200 police officers and a mountain of equipment, to remove the boat, which had become a symbol of the protest.
Organisers said that on Easter Monday they planned to expand the protest to include ‘picnics on motorways’.
Police arrived at midday to start attempting to move the boat, which took several hours because of the protesters who had attached themselves to it.