More than 130 Extinction Rebellion activists arrested in London as global protests begin
Monday, 7 October 2019 () London (CNN)More than 130 Extinction Rebellion protesters have been arrested in London as campaigners begin two weeks of demonstrations demanding that governments take action on the climate and ecological emergency. The Metropolitan Police said 135 people had been arrested by 12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. ET) as activists shut down roads around Parliament and across large parts of Westminster in the UK capital. The action is part of a larger coordinated movement called International Rebellion;...
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have attempted to shut down a London airport by blocking the main entrance for passengers. But despite the action at London City Airport, which included some people gluing themselves to the floor, flights appeared to be unaffected.
British police have ordered a halt to Extinction Rebellion protests in London after a week of civil disobedience by climate change activists who have targeted... Reuters Also reported by •BBC News •SBS •Energy Daily •Newsy •PinkNews