The capital is bracing itself as 30,000 Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate activists are set to descend on to the streets of London.
On Monday the Metropolitan Police arrested 319 activists as demonstrators chained themselves to roads and vehicles and camped out in the streets overnight.
An offshoot of XR called Animal Rebellion took over the world famous Smithfield Market, Faringdon and replaced the meat stands with fruit and vegetable stands.
Animal Rebellion took over Smithfield’s overnight pitching tents and playing music. Workers are set to make huge losses as market traders are unable to work.
The activists held a vigil and procession “in memory of all of the animals who have lost their lives” overnight.
In a tweet they said, “For those of you replying to our tweets assuming we either didn’t know Smithfield’s opening hours or were scared of being here with the workers: the plan was always to be here all night.
“And here we remain.”
The Rebellion WILL include dancing.
— Animal Rebellion (@RebelsAnimal) October 7, 2019