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    According to witnesses, police are now examining the suspicious package that prompted the closure of Whitehall from Parliament Square to Horse Guards.

    London police informed that the incident was concluded and the roads were reopened.

    Previously, Metropolitan police confirmed an incident in the area without providing additional details on the matter. The police, however, said that the Westminster underground station remains open, while a few exits have been closed due to the cordoning.

    The incident comes shortly ahead of demonstrations planned for the evening as a part of the Million Mask March.

    The police, however, said that the lockdown had nothing to do with the upcoming traditional event.

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