Greta Thunberg has been detained by police at a climate protest in London.

The protest took place outside a hotel in central London and it was organised by Fossil Free London.

Images posted to social media show the 20-year-old Swedish activist being led away by police officers and being placed in the back of a marked van.

Fossil Free London, who organised the protest outside the InterContinental London hotel in Park Lane, posted on X: “Breaking- Greta Thunberg has just been arrested.”

News Shopper: Protesters gathered outside the hotelProtesters gathered outside the hotel (Image: Lucy North/PA Wire)

This comes as five people were arrested this morning outside the hotel which was hosting the heads of major oil and gas companies.

Fossil Free London’s aim was to disrupt the Energy Intelligence Forum as they met at the hotel.

A Met statement said: “At 7.18am we responded to reports of a protest outside a hotel in Park Lane.

“Five people have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing a highway and taken into custody.

“Officers remain in the area.”