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Climate change protestors paralyse parts of central London

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Environmental protestors have taken to the streets of London in a bid to force the government to make more of an effort to tackle climate change.

The protestors are planning to paralyse various areas of central London over the next few days, this morning Waterloo Bridge was bought to a standstill and Oxford Circus.

The demonstration could last for at least five days and roadblocks will be in effect night and day at, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square.

Extinction Rebellion the group who organised the climate change demonstration said, “We will peacefully block traffic around the clock.

“This will be a full-scale festival of creative resistance, with people’s assemblies, art actions, stage performances, talks, workshops, food and family spaces.”

The organisers have said they expect thousands to converge across the various sites of demonstrations across the capital.

Protestors could face arrest by the Metropolitan Police for blocking traffic, Transport for London (TfL) warned Londoners there will be travel delays.

A spokesman for TfL said, “The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we’re working closely with the police to manage the impact on London’s transport network.

“We would encourage people to check their journeys before they travel.”

Organisers said, “The international rebellion begins, and Extinction Rebellion will be bringing London to a standstill for up to two weeks.

“They will be blocking five of the city’s busiest and most iconic locations in a non-violent, peaceful act of rebellion where they invite people to join them for several days of creative, artist-led resistance.”

Scotland Yard said, “appropriate policing plans” are in place, and officers from across the force “to support the public order operation during the coming weeks.”

Earlier this month whilst, the House of Commons were debating Brexit a group of semi naked climate change protestors pressed themselves against the glass screen of the public gallery.

Almost a dozen protestors stripped to their underpants showing the words painted on their backs “climate justice now.”

They were removed by police and 12 people were arrested for “outraging public decency.”

If you are travelling in to the capital police have advised to allow extra time for your journey.




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