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UK News London police arrest 21 climate change protesters as mass action starts

12:25  07 october  2019
12:25  07 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Brexit and climate change - London police plan for big protests this month

  Brexit and climate change - London police plan for big protests this month Brexit and climate change - London police plan for big protests this monthLONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Wednesday they would mobilise thousands of officers to deal with two weeks of planned chaos by climate activists and potential protests over Brexit.

A young climate change activist who had superglued his hands to the mast of the pink boat occupying London 's Oxford Circus was removed and arrested on

Despite police shutting Transport for London 's public wifi to stop activists co-ordinating protests underground, Extinction Rebellion protesters clambered on Docklands Light Railway carriages overground at Canary Wharf. Protesters boasted of keeping hold of their four strongholds of

a group of people posing for the camera: Extinction Rebellion protest in London © Reuters/HENRY NICHOLLS Extinction Rebellion protest in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Police in London said they had arrested 21 climate activists by 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday as the Extinction Rebellion protest group launched two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Extinction Rebellion protest in London © Reuters/HENRY NICHOLLS Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Reuters reporters in London's government district of Westminster saw activists block a bridge and several roads as the protests gathered pace.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Extinction Rebellion protest in London © Reuters/HENRY NICHOLLS Extinction Rebellion protest in London

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden)

Extinction Rebellion shuts down Westminster in call for environmental action

  Extinction Rebellion shuts down Westminster in call for environmental action Groups of protesters brought traffic to a halt around Parliament and Whitehall as they demanded urgent action on climate and wildlife emergency.Groups of demonstrators shut down roads around Parliament and Whitehall, with vehicles and bikes, and banners reading “tell the truth” and “No coal mines, no fracking”.

Police have taken pre-emptive action against environmental protesters who are planning to cause disruption in Westminster. Protesters had said they planned to block 12 sites in Westminster from Monday morning until their political demands were met.

The protests are calling for urgent action on global climate and wildlife emergencies. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said there were 21 arrests in connection with the protests by 8am. Police in Australia and New Zealand have already arrested dozens of Extinction Rebellion

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