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Homeless protest sparks scare at the Convent

  • A man, who was later arrested, climbed onto the roof of the building having gained access from nearby scaffolding

Security is being reviewed at the Convent, the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar, after a man climbed onto the roof to protest about homelessness on Wednesday afternoon.

He was holding up a sign saying 'Shelterwise - helping the homeless', and is believed to have gained access from nearby scaffolding.

Police cordoned off the area and diverted traffic, and officers went up on to the roof to persuade the 42-year-old to come down, which he finally did.

He was later arrested.