Dozen cops called in to end huge bust up over sitting down at the British Library


A DOZEN cops had to break up a huge row at the British Library.

Bookworms say a visitor started screaming and shouting when told he could not take a seat.


Cops attended the British Library after a visitor began screaming and shouting[/caption]

Onlookers called 999 and officers raced to the London landmark.

A witness told The Sun: “It was the most extraordinary scene I’ve seen in 20 years of coming here — and probably the biggest kerfuffle there in 200 years.

“It’s normally full of writers and academics working in utmost quiet.

“But on Wednesday this young guy came in, a staff member said something to him and it just kicked off.

“People were moving away quickly because it looked like it could turn violent.

“Then a lot of uniformed police showed up – even then he was ranting and raving.

“They quickly got hold of him and hustled him out.

“Fair play to them for shutting it down without anyone getting hurt. You could see people were very scared.”

The Met said cops were called at 11.57am and a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He was given an on-the-spot fine.

The landmark near Euston station is the largest national library in the world, containing 200 million books.

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