Climate Change Protestor Defends Shutting Down London

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Earlier this month, several Extinction Rebellion activists stripped semi-naked in the House of Commons during a Brexit debate.

A group of demonstrators also targeted the headquarters for Shell on Monday, spraying phrases such as "Shell knows" and "climate criminals" onto the front of the building.

Protesters will gather at Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament square, peacefully blocking traffic and creating a "festival" of action including people's assemblies, speeches, performances, workshops and food.

Last November, Extinction Rebellion forced Westminster, Lambeth, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark Bridges in London to close, issuing a statement that read, "Extinction Rebellion demands that the United Kingdom government immediately tells the truth and declares a climate and ecological emergency, that it reverses inconsistent policies and reduces to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and creates a citizen's assembly to oversee these changes". They also smashed windows at the... At least one person was arrested by police for criminal damage.

The blockades continued throughout the day but as darkness fell officers moved in and began to arrest people on Waterloo Bridge in an effort to clear it.

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The protest had a festive atmosphere, with many families in attendance, and a low police presence. This crisis is only going to get worse Prime minister, you can not ignore this crisis any longer.

Extinction Rebellion said: "The global rebellion begins and Extinction Rebellion will be bringing London to a standstill for up to two weeks".

London's police have advised people travelling around London in the coming days to allow extra time for their journey in the event of road closures and general disruption.

On Monday, as thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets of central London to trumpet their concerns about climate change, some went even further, gluing themselves to street furniture. "We're just going to get bigger and more annoying until the government speaks to us".

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