Extinction Rebellion London protests – where are they and how long should they last?

Extinction Rebellion London protests – where are they and how long should they last?

- in Uk News

EXTINCTION Rebellion are aiming to shut down key sites across London over the next two weeks to force a climate emergency.

On the first day of protests, thousands of the environmental activists caused traffic chaos in central London. Here’s what you need to know as the disruption continues.

Extinction Rebellion activists block Lambeth Bridge during the protest in London

When did the protests start?

The Extinction Rebellion protests started at 10am on October 7, 2019.

The group say the demonstrations will last until the Brit government takes “meaningful and decisive action” on the climate emergency.

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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.”

By 9.30pm on day one police had arrested 280 activists and PM Boris Johnson branded the eco-warriors “importunate nose-ringed climate change protesters”.

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
Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate outside the Treasury building in London on October 3
  • Whitehall Place
  • The Mall
  • Victoria Street
  • Millbank
  • Marsham Street
  • Horseferry Road
  • Lord North Street
Protesters gather at Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the International Rebellion on October 6, 2019
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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.

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