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News list for thousands join extinction rebellion protests across london environment

News list for thousands join extinction rebellion protests across london environment


/Swedish 16-year-old, who is taking campaign to parliament, keen to be part of Extinction Rebellion actionGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old founder of the school strikes for action against climate change, has said she hopes to join the Extinction Rebellion protests when she visits London next week.The Swedish activist will also take the campaign to the UK parliament, where she will speak to dozens of MPs including the Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the e...
/Climate protesters warn they will escalate action after blockading capital landmarksClimate protesters who police say have caused “serious disruption” affecting half a million people in London over the past two days have warned they are planning to escalate their protests to disrupt rail and tube lines.Thousands or people have taken part in the civil disobedience protests, blockading four iconic landmarks in the capital in an attempt to force the government to take action on the escalating clima...
/Protesters blockade roads and bridges across the UK in bid to draw more attention to climate changePolice begin second wave of arrests in London climate protests Continue reading... Main image: Extinction Rebellion protesters on Waterloo Bridge in London. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock Tue 16 Apr 2019 19.10 BST...
/London demonstrators will offer to vacate most sites if mayor meets some demandsClimate change protesters who have stopped traffic in a series of peaceful demonstrations across London will offer to vacate some sites in exchange for the mayor, Sadiq Khan, acting on some of their demands.Extinction Rebellion (XR) said it would “pause” its demonstrations in an attempt to achieve its political aims as it enters the second week of its campaign to have the government declare a climate emergency. Conti...
/Environmental campaigners plan to disrupt airport at start of Easter bank holidayEnvironmental campaigners are planning to disrupt Heathrow on Friday as they escalate their protests in an attempt to highlight the climate crisis and demand the government take urgent action.Activists, who have successfully blockaded four landmark sites in central London for the past four days, say they will target Heathrow at the start of the Easter bank holiday. Continue reading... Environmental campaigners are p...
/Police cells filling rapidly, with reports of detainees taken to Luton, Brighton and EssexThere have been more than 300 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports suggest that London’s cells are rapidly filling.The Metropolitan police would not release up-to-date figures on its cell capacity but data two years ago showed they had 799 cells available across the capital. With cuts to policing budgetsthis number is likely to have fallen, so reports that cell space...
/Group’s ongoing peaceful disruption in London is gaining it global attention and new membersOn Monday morning a strange sight appeared, edging its way through the buses, taxis and shoppers on Oxford Street in London.A bright pink boat, named Berta Cáceres after the murdered Honduran environmental activist, was being pulled carefully through the traffic, eventually coming to a halt in the middle of one of London’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue reading... On Monday morning a strange sight appear...
/As thousands of protesters use roadblocks and glue to paralyse parts of central London, the Guardian's Bruno Rinvolucri finds out how the public and the police are reacting to the disruption. Demonstrators have taken part in civil disobedience protests, blockading four landmarks in the capital in an attempt to force the government to take action on the escalating climate crisisExtinction Rebellion keep control of major London sites into a third day Continue reading... As thousands of p...
/Climate group calling for peaceful acts of civil disobedience across capitalTell us if you are taking partThousands of people are taking to the streets of London on Monday, planning, blocking traffic and causing widespread disruption to demand action over the escalating ecological crisis.Hundreds of protesters slept in tents in Hyde Park overnight and many more from around the UK joined them at five makeshift camps across the capital for the demonstration, which is expected to last for at least ...
/With dozens of events next week, many hope arrival of climate punks who’ve swept the UK will be a watershed momentBea Ruiz, a veteran progressive coordinator, has been telling scores of first-time climate change protesters they face being harassed and beaten by police next week. Most seem happy with the deal.“I told a 72-year-old volunteer that he will probably be targeted by police,” said Ruiz, who is based in Eureka, California and is helping organize the first US rollout of Extinction Rebelli...
/Some roads in capital remain blocked after Extinction Rebellion demonstrationsMore than 100 people have been arrested in London as police deal with ongoing climate change protests, Scotland Yard said.The number of people held over the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations surged overnight after a police order restricted the protesters to a site at Marble Arch. Continue reading... Police have arrested more than 100 environmental protesters overnight as the climate demonstrations that brought chaos ...
/Protesters climb on carriages as others cause disruption at four sites in West EndClimate activists have glued themselves to the top of a train on a London railway line, in an escalation of the civil disobedience protests that have been blocking road junctions in the capital since Monday.Two activists linked to the Extinction Rebellion group climbed on to carriages at Canary Wharf station on the Docklands Light Railway, bringing services to a halt in the financial hub. Continue reading... Climat...
/More than 300 were arrested in London as protesters continued to block roads in the capital and across EuropeClimate activists chain themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn’s house Continue reading... Main image: Climate change activists blockade Waterloo Bridge on the third day of Extinction Rebellion’s environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Wed 17 Apr 2019...
/Guardian picture editors select the best photos from the fourth day of climate protests across London Continue reading... Guardian picture editors select the best photos from the fourth day...
/Guardian readers on the past week of protests, what global finance can do to save us from climate change, and other environmental mattersI hope Extinction Rebellion pushes climate chaos to the top of the political agenda, but Ben Smoke is right that glorifying arrest won’t advance the climate cause (Journal, 16 April). As well as diverting effort into battles with the criminal justice system, it distracts from thousands of ways to decarbonise the economy: pension funds, insurance companies and b...

News list for thousands join extinction rebellion protests across london environment