UK News Extinction Rebellion protesters float ‘sinking house’ down Thames
Extinction Rebellion wins court challenge against Met Police over protest ban
Lord Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Chamberlain said the Met had no power to impose the ban.The force imposed a blanket ban across the capital last month, prohibiting any assembly of more than two people linked to XR’s Autumn Uprising action.
Extinction Rebellion activists have floated a “sinking house” down the River Thames in London to highlight the impact of rising sea levels.
The half-submerged “classic suburban house” was pictured drifting near Tower Bridge early on Sunday morning.
In a statement, the environmental protest group said the stunt aimed to “send an SOS to the Government on climate inaction and draw attention to the threat humans face from climate change and rising sea levels”.
It comes as parts of the UK deal with the aftermath of widespread flooding that hit towns across the Midlands and northern England on Thursday and Friday.
Extinction Rebellion win High Court challenge against police
Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against a police ban on protests throughout London. Scores of climate protesters were arrested for defying the ban, which was imposed by the Metropolitan Police last month.The environmental pressure group held 10 days of protests in October, which shut down key areas of Central London, including Westminster, The City and London City Airport.The Metropolitan Police used section 14 of the Public Order Act to try and prevent demonstrations involving more than two people.
Several areas were deluged with one month’s worth of rain in a day and a woman died after being swept up in floodwaters.
Extinction Rebellion said: “Representing the disastrous realities of projected sea level rises, perhaps the stunt was unnecessary.
“As the ongoing flood disaster in Derbyshire and Yorkshire has so starkly illustrated, our homes, businesses and families are at very real risk.
“We are watching, in real-time, as people’s lives are destroyed around the world and in the UK.
“Unless action is taken to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, these tragedies are set to worsen.”
Katey Burak and Rob Higgs, builders of The Sinking House, said: “Sadly, climate change is something that affects every one of us.
High Court Rules Police Ban Against Extinction Rebellion Protests Was Illegal
Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a London-wide protest ban imposed during their autumn uprising last month. The ban stated that any assembly – classed as a gathering of two or more people – linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘Autumn Uprising’ in London was unlawful. The group filed a challenge against the ban on the grounds that it was “disproportionate and unlawful.” In 10 days ofThe ban stated that any assembly – classed as a gathering of two or more people – linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘Autumn Uprising’ in London was unlawful.
“We want to respectfully raise awareness of the severity of the impending human-made disaster.
“We need urgent action to address the climate emergency and devastation of our beautiful and precious natural world, which is being decimated at an unprecedented and tragic rate.
“We implore the Government to act responsibly and we will continue to make our voices heard until they act.”
On Wednesday, Extinction Rebellion won a High Court challenge over a
protest ban issued by the Metropolitan Police.
The force could face hundreds of claims for compensation after it arrested protesters during the imposition of a blanket ban on the assembly of more than two people during the group’s Autumn Uprising action last month.
39 Iranians in four boats stopped off coast at Dover .
Border Force officials have intercepted four boats carrying 39 Iranian migrants who were attempting to cross the Channel to the UK. All the boats were discovered near Dover on Sunday, with officials first alerted to a vessel carrying nine people at 4.30am.The second interception came at 6am when a vessel carrying a group of five people was found. © Sky News Screen Grab All those found said they were Iranian nationals An hour later 11 people were found in a vessel followed by a fourth incident at 7.30am in which a small boat was found carrying 14.
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