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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...
/Ceremony in London park marks break in activism after day spent targeting the CityHundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have gathered at Hyde Park Corner in London to celebrate a pause in the protests that have gripped London for over a week and are preparing to take the fight back to local communities.Climate protesters targeted the city’s financial hub on Thursday to highlight the role the sector plays in climate change. The environmental group said it was the last day of action before ch...
/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...
/Angie Zelter, 68, wanted judge to take ‘urgency of the climate emergency’ into account The first person to face trial over the Extinction Rebellion protests in April has been found guilty of a minor public order offence for blocking a road in central London.Angie Zelter, 68, was given a conditional discharge at Hendon magistrates court on Tuesday after being arrested for lying in the road near Parliament Square on 17 April. She had been taking part in protests in which thousands of people block...
/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 protesters lie on ground at transport hubs, venues and shopping centres Extinction Rebellion supporters around the world have held a series of mass die-ins to highlight the risk of the human race becoming extinct due to climate change. Related: Extinction Rebellion activists claim victory in HS2 tree protest Continue reading... Extinction Rebellion supporters around the world have held a series of mass die-ins to highlight the risk of the human race becoming extinct asa result of ...
/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...
/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...
/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...
/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...
/Shadow attorney general condemns Met’s plans to to charge 1,100 protestersShami Chakrabarti, the shadow attorney general, has accused police of stepping out of line by announcing plans to push for the prosecution of more than 1,100 Extinction Rebellion protesters.Deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said on Friday that the Metropolitan police had a team of 30 officers preparing cases against those arrested during the protests over Easter, and that he anticipated putting “all of those [c...
/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 ...
/Group brings boats with slogan ‘Act Now!’ to London, Cardiff, Leeds, Bristol and GlasgowThe environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has carried out protests in five UK cities, marking the start of what it describes as a “summer uprising”.Monday’s demonstrations – targeting London, Cardiff, Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow – caused disruption to traffic in parts of the cities. The group is calling for greater government action on the climate crisis. Continue reading... The environmental activ...
/Last week, central London was brought to a standstill when thousands of protesters blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge in a ‘climate rebellion’ organised by Extinction Rebellion. The Guardian reporter Damien Gayle has been with the protesters from the start, while Matthew Taylor, the Guardian’s environment correspondent, assesses their demandsToday marks the end of Extinction Rebellion’s latest campaign, in which thousands of protesters blocked roads in central London, bringing widespread di...

News list for thousands join extinction rebellion protests across london environment