The total number of people arrested in connection with an ongoing climate change protest in London has risen to 113, Scotland Yard said.

It comes as thousands of people joined protests across central London after being ordered to demonstrate in Marble Arch or not at all. 

Scotland Yard imposed a condition on the Extinction Rebellion movement, ordering those involved to restrict their actions. 

Police said the majority of the arrests were for breaching the order instructing protesters to stay only at Marble Arch.

Five of those arrested - three men and two women - were held on suspicion of criminal damage after protesters vandalised Shell's headquarters on Monday.

Extinction Rebellion, which is calling on the government to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025, wants to "shut down London" until 29 April in a series of protests.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners parked a pink boat at Oxford Circus and blocked Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus and roads around Parliament Square.

Demonstrations – dubbed Emergency Roadblocks – were expected to bring traffic to a halt in key city centre locations across the UK, as they look to force governments to take action over climate change.

In Scotland, climate change protesters climbed the Finnieston Crane as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness. 

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Members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland took over the structure to drop a banner facing the BBC studio that read 'science not silence'.

The campaigners were removed by police who had gathered at the bottom of the crane alongside fire crews. 

Officers confirmed that four people will be subject to a report to the procurator fiscal. 

The national campaign also saw a banner dropped from the Glasgow City Chambers building. 

The number of people held over the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations surged following disruption in the heart of the capital on Monday, wheregroups lingered on Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square into the early hours of Tuesday.

Transport for London warned that some roads in Westminster and the West End remained blocked as the rush hour approached.