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UK News Climate change activists glue themselves to govt building

15:20  08 october  2019
15:20  08 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Climate change protesters have glued themselves to buildings and locked themselves to cars during a second day of demonstrations in London.

a person standing in front of a store: A protester glued himself to a door at the Department for Transport © Imagebridge A protester glued himself to a door at the Department for Transport

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters camped out in central London overnight and have now been ordered to move on or face arrest.

a group of people walking on a sidewalk: Protesters positioned themselves outside the Department for Transport © Imagebridge Protesters positioned themselves outside the Department for Transport

Police have told those who slept in Horseferry Road to move to Trafalgar Square as they hope to avoid serious levels of disruption in Westminster for a second day.

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Environment activists glued themselves to a British government building on Wednesday, warning that public health was being endangered by climate and ecological breakdown.

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a couple of people that are standing in the street: A lorry blocks Marsham Street, outside the entrance to the Home Office © Imagebridge A lorry blocks Marsham Street, outside the entrance to the Home Office

But demonstrators have glued themselves to the Department for Transport building, a tactic used during similar protests earlier this year and deployed by climate change activists worldwide.

The Metropolitan Police said they arrested 319 people yesterday, far more than the 122 arrests made on the first day of protests in April.

Boris Johnson has called the protesters "uncooperative crusties" and said they should abandon their "help-smelling bivouacs".

Despite being told to move on, many of the 200 or so protesters who camped out in Westminster have indicated they are willing to stay there longer.

Mike Gumn, 33, from Bristol, an NHS manager, said: "I have a job, I have taken annual leave to be here.

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Environment activists glued themselves to a British government building on Wednesday, warning that public health was being endangered by climate “ Climate and ecological breakdown poses one of the greatest threats to public health the world has ever faced,” said Chris Newman, a doctor who

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"I'd rather be with my family.

"I want to make a statement that (the activists) are all different sorts of people from all different walks of life, not just people you would call hippies."

a person lying on top of a green tent: Extinction Rebellion protesters have set up camp in Westminster © Imagebridge Extinction Rebellion protesters have set up camp in Westminster

He added: "We will decide as a group when we are going to move, and we are not going to let police tell us when.

"I would not like to get arrested, but if that happens when I am exercising my right to protest and deliver a good life for my children, then I will take it on the chin."

a group of people wearing military uniforms: Police and protesters discuss the order to move from Horseferry Road © Imagebridge Police and protesters discuss the order to move from Horseferry Road

One activist, called Rob, was locked to the top of a trailer parked in Trafalgar Square for 24 hours.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Protesters outside the Home Office in central London © Imagebridge Protesters outside the Home Office in central London

He said: "It's a story to tell my grandchildren.

"It's to show in a completely non-violent way that we're willing to disrupt what we call order now and business as usual. To highlight what needs to be done.

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"We won't tolerate business as usual. We mean no harm to anyone we know we're inconveniencing."

The 28-year-old had both legs bike-locked to the roof and one hand glued on, and said he did not know when he would come down.

The protesters are calling on the government to declare a climate and ecological emergency, to act immediately to halt wildlife loss, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025.

a group of people looking at a cell phone: The protests are in their second day © Imagebridge The protests are in their second day

They also want the government create a citizens' assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Activist Glenn Drake, 65, brandished a sign reading: "Boris, sort climate change first, (then) prorogue Brexit."

Mr Drake, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, said: "I voted for Brexit, mainly because I don't want to be part of a federal Europe.

"But because of the urgency of climate change, we need to put aside Brexit.

"No one can agree on it, the country is 50/50 split, so let's put that aside and let's concentrate on the main issue, and that's climate change."

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A protester helps someone who has glued themselves to the ground © Imagebridge A protester helps someone who has glued themselves to the ground

Protests across the UK are planned to continue for two weeks and are part of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations around the world.

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Gluing yourself together to block the entrance to the stock exchange? How does that result anything but sores and jail time? It’s not like the stock Too many people would die from the reduction in emissions, especially in poorer countries. The world is too vast and governments are too diverse to

a group of blue and white umbrella: Activists camp in Paris under a sign reading 'Here we harvest' © Imagebridge Activists camp in Paris under a sign reading 'Here we harvest' a group of people standing in front of a sign: A banner in Paris reading 'We are a non-violent civil disobedience movement' © Imagebridge A banner in Paris reading 'We are a non-violent civil disobedience movement'

London commuters scuffle with climate activists .
LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests in recent days by the Extinction Rebellion group, but interfering with workers' morning commute appeared to be a step too far for some. Television images showed at least one man reaching up and grabbing the leg of a protester on top of a Tube train, dragging him onto the platform where he was quickly surrounded as he lay on the ground.

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