Climate change protesters block roads in London

Climate change protesters block roads in London

Extinction Rebellion campaigners were ordered by the Met to confine their protest to Marble Arch after causing widespread disruption on Monday.

Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London, Britain April 16, 2019.

Dozens of protesters were dragged away from Waterloo Bridge by police officers at around 1pm on Tuesday.

"We are taking positive action against those who are choosing to ignore this condition and are continuing to demonstrate in other areas across London".

The protests are part of a global campaign organised by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion, with demonstrations planned in 80 cities across 33 countries in the coming days.

Primarily, camping will be happening at Marble Arch. "We are here tonight to declare that we do not wish to be at war".

Police said that as of 6am there had been 113 arrests in total in connection with the demonstrations.

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Financial Times also noted that Extinction Rebellion makes a point of having demonstrators arrested; in the last six months or so, over 200 people affiliated with the movement have been arrested.

The group has three demands: for the government to "tell the truth about climate change", reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025, and create a citizens' assembly to oversee progress. "We must act now".

Reuben James, a 21-year-old Engineering student at Cardiff University, said he usually "wouldn't be against" getting arrested, but he had an exam in two weeks.

The remaining protesters were sitting in the road with locked arms, chanting at the police "Rebellion!"

The figure includes three men and two women who were arrested at the United Kingdom offices of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell on suspicion of criminal damage.

The majority of these arrests were made for breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 and obstructing a highway.

A TfL spokesman 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".

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