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UK News Extinction Rebellion ‘opening ceremony’ ahead of two weeks of protests

21:50  06 october  2019
21:50  06 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Extinction Rebellion protesters outline plans to shut Westminster roads

  Extinction Rebellion protesters outline plans to shut Westminster roads Activists will take to the streets next week, after protests on Thursday saw the Treasury sprayed with fake blood.The protests are set to bring disruption to the centre of the capital as part of an “international rebellion” around the world calling for urgent action on the climate and wildlife emergencies.

It comes ahead of planned environmental protests by Extinction Rebellion around Westminster in central London. The Met Police said seven At a media briefing earlier this week on the forthcoming protests , activists said they planned to protest on Lambeth and Westminster bridges and in Trafalgar

Extinction Rebellion will launch two weeks of global action on Monday to raise awareness about climate change. Forest fires in the Amazon this According to The Times Extinction Rebellion has at least 4,400 activists who are prepared to be arrested in London protests , and 2,200 who are ready to

a man holding a sign: Extinction Rebellion protesters holding an opening ceremony at Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Jonathan Brady Extinction Rebellion protesters holding an opening ceremony at Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Extinction Rebellion activists have held an “opening ceremony” ahead of two weeks of planned protests across London.

The environmental group plans to shut down key sites, including Westminster and Lambeth bridges, in addition to protests outside key Government departments.

More than a thousand people attended an “opening ceremony” at Marble Arch on Sunday evening, featuring meditation and dancing as “inspiration” prior to the protests.

Groups of artists held a procession around Marble Arch as the protesters were told to “surround” the upcoming demonstrations with love.

Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Zoe Jones, 24, said Marble Arch will be used throughout the two-week protests as other sites are moved between.

She said: “We’re here to pressure the Government into action because we can’t wait any longer.

“The next two weeks will involve marches and family friendly events, there’ll be some spicier actions as well and some will be arrestable.

“We’ve had 4,000 rebels sign up and say they are willing to be arrested – which is a huge increase on the number arrested in April of 1,000.

Extinction Rebellion ‘Opening Ceremony’ Kicks Off Two Weeks Of Protests In London

  Extinction Rebellion ‘Opening Ceremony’ Kicks Off Two Weeks Of Protests In London Extinction Rebellion activists have held an “opening ceremony” ahead of two weeks of planned protests across London. The environmental group plans to shut down key sites, including Westminster and Lambeth bridges, in addition to protests outside key government departments. More than a thousand people attended an “opening ceremony” at Marble Arch on Sunday evening, featuring meditation and dancing as “inspiration” prior to the protests. Groups ofThe environmental group plans to shut down key sites, including Westminster and Lambeth bridges, in addition to protests outside key government departments.

COPS have arrested ten people ahead of a planned two weeks of protest by environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion . The protests are set to bring disruption to the centre of the capital as part of an "international rebellion " around the world calling for urgent action on the climate and wildlife

Extinction Rebellion climate activists have begun building a camp outside Chancellor Merkel's office. During a week of protests for new climate-protection Beginning April 15, protesters with Extinction Rebellion took to the streets of London and other cities to demand governments declare a climate

“The public perception of XR is that we’re disrupting ordinary people’s lives by blocking roads and that’s why this time we’re taking our protests to the seat of power and taking it to Westminster.

“We are on the public’s side and we are ordinary people who are extremely concerned.”

a group of people standing in front of Marble Arch: Extinction Rebellion protesters holding an opening ceremony at Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Extinction Rebellion protesters holding an opening ceremony at Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Grace Maddrell, 14, told PA : “I’m here today because I am angry that no one is doing anything to save my future.

“I’m scared for that future and I’m here out of love for life and the animals that have gone extinct and everyone’s voice that has been silenced because they were not heard in time.”

“People are rebelling in these numbers because they realise the time to address this is right now, not in the year 2050, or even 2025. Scientists are despairing because we are almost out of time. They are telling us to panic.

“The weather won’t wait for politics, and so we will gather in Westminster and stay until the Government tells the truth that families across this country need to know.

“This includes the terrifying likelihood that our supermarkets will fail us because the food system is too fragile to continually withstand the shocks of extreme weather happening in other parts of the world.”

Over 300 arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests .
Over 300 arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protestsLONDON (Reuters) - London police have made more than 300 arrests as climate-change protesters, labelled "uncooperative crusties" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, continued two weeks of civil disobedience to push for more to be done to protect the environment.

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