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UK News Climate protester scales London's Big Ben on final day of action

18:50  18 october  2019
18:50  18 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Police order Extinction Rebellion protesters to stop their action immediately or face arrest

  Police order Extinction Rebellion protesters to stop their action immediately or face arrest Scotland Yard said activists were told to cease their protests by 9pm on Monday or face arrest . XR later said in a statement that it would "let the Trafalgar Square go tonight" but added that the "International Rebellion continues". Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: "These conditions have been imposed due to the continued breaches of the section 14 condition previously implemented, and ongoing serious disruption to the community. "We have made significant progress in managing Extinction Rebellion's activity at sites across central London over this past week.

An Extinction Rebellion protester who appeared to be dressed as Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben scaffolding near the Palace of Extinction Rebellion activists were leading a protest to Downing Street and blocked roads in central London on the penultimate day of a fortnight of demonstrations.

A protester dressed as Boris Johnson has climbed Big Ben with an Extinction Rebellion flagCredit: PA:Press Association. After scaling the tower , the demonstrator - who appeared to be wearing a costume and wig mimicking Prime Minister Boris Johnson - unfurled the flag and waved to the crowds

Extinction Rebellion protest in London © Reuters/STRINGER Extinction Rebellion protest in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A climate-change protester climbed scaffolding around London's Big Ben tower at parliament on Friday, as nearly two weeks of action from the Extinction Rebellion group draws to a close.

a man standing in front of a bridge: Extinction Rebellion protest in London © Reuters/STRINGER Extinction Rebellion protest in London

The movement has been targeting government buildings, a local airport and financial institutions such as BlackRock to highlight the threat posed by global warming.

Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43, climbed part of the way up Big Ben, hanging two banners from scaffolding on the tower, which is being renovated.

"(He) will drop an Extinction Rebellion banner to highlight government inaction on the Climate and Ecological Emergency," the group said in a message.

Coming to prominence in April when it sparked travel chaos in London for 11 days, Extinction Rebellion wants Britain to accelerate its plans to eliminate fossil fuels.

Police said officers were at the scene.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas and William James; editing by Stephen Addison)

Protester scales Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson in Extinction Rebellion demo .
The man unfurled two banners containing two of the climate change group's key slogans as he made his way up the iconic tower in London.The protester was spotted in a wig and a pair of green trousers before making his way up the structure on Friday afternoon.

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