Protests in London: June 21 – June 22

Protests in London June 2021 to June 2022 uses the Metropolitan Police Service (Twitter) and Metro news service to visualise demonstrations and protests over a 12 month period. The analysis helps answer two common questions: When do protests in London happen and where do protests in London happen?

Protests in London image of people gathering for a protest outside national gallery
Visualise threats in   London June 21 to June 2022

How to use the map

Each protest is identified by a red icon on the map. Because the map is interactive, when you place your cursor over a marker you’ll see:

  • Source
  • Address
  • Date etc.

You can find each post/story if you click on the ‘Go to link’. Because this is a web address, you are taken to a new web page.

Map Protest in London June 21 to June 2022 by SIRV

Because our software analyses every source you have the option to filter the information on the map by: Organisation, month, source and grievance.

Where do protests in London happen?

Protests happen in Westminster more than any other London borough. Popular locations for protest include organisation’s head offices (London has more head offices than any other city in the world) and bridges.

When do protests in London happen?

Protests happen mostly in August (17). Use the filter to find the most popular week.

Protests in london by type and volume

 Find what’s the most popular day for protests in London using the calendar feature.

Protests in london by date June 21 to June 2022 by SIRV

Cause of protest

The greatest cause of protests in London are environmental. The top three grievances rank as follows:

  1. Environmental (36)
  2. Anti-government (13)
  3. Social justice (7)

However, a cause is not why people protest

Crime Statistics

The crime statistics are split by London borough and type. Therefore, as we’d expect, we see a high number of public order offences in Westminster.

Protests in london and Crime statistics



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The Metropolitan Police Service and Metro news were chosen as sources owing to their coverage and reliability.

Other sources we use include:

  • News outlets
  • Social media
  • Security services
  • SIRV users in the field
  • Other informal information networks

Twitter is driven by social media algorithms which hardly anyone understands.


Conclusion: Threat assessment

Data visualisations get attention because they present data in a way that prompts discussion. However, owing to the Martyn’s Law and a rise in civil unrest we expect this visualisation to be more than a discussion point. We expect this and more of our work to form useful tools in threat assessments. 

If you have any questions or comments about this visualisation please contact us

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