EXTINCTION Rebellion plan to shut down key sites across London over the next two weeks to force a climate emergency.
Today, thousands of the environmental activists are hoping to block “every single road” running into central London. Here’s what you need to know.
When did the protests start?
The group say the demonstrations will last until the Brit government takes “meaningful and decisive action” on the climate emergency.
The action in London is part of International Rebellion.
The group‘s website states: “Starting Monday October 7, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion and allied movements will gather in major cities across the globe and continue to rebel against the world’s governments for their criminal inaction on the Climate and Ecological Crisis.”
Where are Extinction Rebelling protesting?
In London, the activists will “peacefully shutdown Westminster”.
The sites they will claim as of Monday, October 7, are:
- Trafalgar Square
- Westminster Bridge
- Victoria Tower Gardens
- Lambeth Bridge
- Parliament Square
- Horse Guards Road
- Parliament Street
- Whitehall Place
- The Mall
- Victoria Street
- Marsham Street
- Horseferry Road
- Lord North Street
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What has Extinction Rebellion said?
The group says we will peacefully occupy the centres of power and shut them down until governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
They will spend two weeks in the area, before they will “move offsite” and continue campaigning with “pressure building actions”.
Action is also taking place worldwide, in 60 countries.