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Metropolitan Police Takes Down Student Protest Advice Site

A site advising student protesters how to avoid arrest has been taken down at the request of the Metropolitan Police department.

Metropolitan Police claimed that the site, Fitwatch, was "being used to undertake criminal activities" after posting a blog offering advice to students on how to escape detection following last week's protest against the rise in university tuition fees.

The police sent a letter to the hosting company, ordering it to suspend the site for at least 12 months.

However, the offending blog post has since been republished on 78 other platforms, including Facebook, despite the police condemning it.

According to The Guardian, the majority of websites that have published the article are run by political activists, who have also tweeted the contents of the blog.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "We were concerned this website was giving information about destroying evidence. We drew this to the attention of the internet infrastructure providers and they suspended the site."