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US News Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Tube during morning rush-hour

08:26  17 october  2019
08:26  17 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion Week

  A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion Week A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion WeekExtinction Rebellion activists will set off on a “Climate March” at 1pm from the gates of Dail Eireann to kick off their "Rebellion Week" as part of a global wave of climate change protests.

Extinction Rebellion have confirmed that they will disrupt the London Underground at rush hour on Thursday morning . The Climate Activists will not reveal which line they will be targeting or where. However, a spokesperson for the group confirmed that the disruption will occur early on Thursday

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a nonviolent global environmental movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the

a group of people standing in a train station: Police have warned protesters who illegally disrupt the Tube face arrest © Imagebridge Police have warned protesters who illegally disrupt the Tube face arrest Extinction Rebellion activists are planning to cause disruption on the London Underground during Thursday's rush-hour.

British Transport Police (BTP) are stepping up patrols after the activists announced plans to target the capital's Tube network, as part of their protests demanding action on climate change.

A spokesman for the group told the Evening Standard that the disruption will occur on Thursday morning as commuters make their way to work.

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"We are planning to meet people and lead them to one of the sites," the spokesman told the newspaper.

Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through Dublin

  Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through Dublin Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through DublinThe activists are preparing to set up camp in Merrion Square Park and plan various events for the week ahead.

Extinction Rebellion plan commuter misery by blocking major London roads during Friday’s rush hour . The group have said that drivers heading towards central London on Friday morning will be disrupted on the A205 South Circular in Catford, on the A21 at Lewisham station, and on the A2 in

The protesters, organised by a local chapter of the Extinction Rebellion group, blocked traffic on the A20 near Lewisham station, A205 South Circular in Catford and the A2 in Deptford during the morning rush - hour . XR said the action was intended as the first in a series of disruptions in the area as part

BTP said protest organisers at Extinction Rebellion - or XR - had "made it clear that they intend to target the London Underground network".

Senior officers had engaged with members of the protest group "in order to persuade them into stopping this highly disruptive and potentially criminal action," the force said.

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​"Despite this engagement, we are led to believe that direct action on the London Underground is still being considered," it added.

Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos

  Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos Hundreds of police officers from every force in England and Wales will come to London to help the Met handle the Extinction Rebellion protests. The National Police Chiefs Council has confirmed to Sky News that 500 officers will join Scotland Yard from all 43 forces.Hundreds of officers - from forces including Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire - have already arrived in the capital following the Yard's call for mutual aid assistance to with continued significant disruption from climate change protests in London.

Extinction Rebellion plan commuter misery by blocking major London roads during Friday’s rush hour . The Lewisham branch of the protest group is planning to "swarm" roads in the south-east of the city The group have said that drivers heading towards central London on Friday morning will be

EXTINCTION Rebellion demonstrators said they will 'non-violently disrupt Tube services to It comes after nearly 300 people were arrested in the capital during the climate change protests. The eco-warriors said they will 'non-violently disrupt Tube services to highlight the emergency of

The force said it will increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the London Underground on Thursday, as well as the DLR and other rail networks.

Dr Emily Grossman et al. sitting at a crowded street: Extinction Rebellion activists are demanding action on climate change © Imagebridge Extinction Rebellion activists are demanding action on climate change Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan said he was "really disappointed" that XR activists planned to target the London Underground network.

"The Tube and rail networks are one of the greenest transport methods in London, any action goes against what they campaign for and will only cause misery for London's commuters," he said.

"In addition to this, we've made it clear to Extinction Rebellion that disrupting Tube services could create a dangerous scenario where some trains are stuck within tunnels with hundreds of passengers on board.

"Likewise, trespassing or obstructing Tube services could create a serious hazard to protesters."

'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests

  'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests 'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protestsThe climate activists have set up camp on Dublin's Merrion Square and have caused some traffic disruption in the city.

Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government declare a climate and ecological emergency, act immediately to halt wildlife loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. Earlier in the year, Parliament declared a climate and environment emergency and the Government has passed

Declaring it the "International Rebellion ", organisers Extinction Rebellion said they would continue to disrupt to raise awareness for politician's "criminal inaction" to act on climate change. The protests have also been organised across the world, including in Australia, Spain and Germany.

Mr O'Callaghan said any protesters who illegally disrupt the Tube network can expect to be arrested and could face imprisonment.

It comes as XR's bid to defy the blanket protest ban on its protests across the whole of London will come before the High Court on Thursday.

Those bringing the court action on behalf of the group, including Caroline Lucas MP and Guardian columnist and activist George Monbiot, are seeking to overturn the order imposed by the Metropolitan Police.

Lawyers representing the climate protesters will argue in a preliminary session that a full hearing of the case should happen "as a matter of urgency".

They will argue that the section 14 order imposed by the Met effectively banning all XR protests in London is unlawful.

Meanwhile, an open letter backing Extinction Rebellion has been signed by more than 100 celebrities, including actor Jude Law, and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, who say that journalists who have called them "hypocrites" are "right".

They're back: Extinction Rebellion protesters build pyramid in Oxford Circus .
Extinction Rebellion protesters have built a pyramid in Oxford Circus - as activists who halted trains by climbing on them yesterday appear in court. Protesters blocked off the junction on the UK's busiest shopping street with banners before quickly erecting bamboo poles in a pyramid shape, with a tree branch hanging from the middle of it.Some of the protesters locked themselves to the structure to raise awareness of the climate emergency.Others attached themselves to each other with pipes as they lay on the ground around the pyramid with Extinction Rebellion flags on them.

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