Extinction Riot: Police responding to protesters who’ve blocked roads round Westminster

XR protesters block roads in Westminster as protests continue for the second day

2021-08-24 15:26:00

Police are responding to Extinction Riot protesters who’ve blocked roads round Parliament Road and Whitehall in Westminster.

It marks the second day of deliberate protests from the marketing campaign group, which can final for 2 weeks and happen throughout London.

An enormous pink desk erected in the course of the road needed to be dismantled, segments of which have been seen being carried off by males in arduous hats and blue overalls.

Workers remove a large pink structure blocking the junction of Long Acre and Upper St Martin's Lane in London which was constructed on Monday by environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion.
Staff managed to dismantle and take away an enormous pink desk blocking the junction of Lengthy Acre and Higher St Martin’s Lane

Protesters had locked their arms within the four-metre construction.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted to say that Extinction Riot are inflicting disruption on the roads.

They mentioned: “Protesters are blocking roads round Parliament Road and Whitehall in #Westminster. We’ve officers on scene. Their demonstration is inflicting disruption to site visitors which we’re working to minimise. Will share updates sooner or later.”

Extinction Rebellion protests
A man wearing a petrol can as a face mask speaks from the top of a barrel as climate activists from Extinction Rebellion hold a protest outside the offices of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Whitehall, Westminster, central London. Picture date: Tuesday August 24, 2021.
One protester wore a petroleum can on his head

Sky correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter tweeted: “Now either side of Whitehall blocked. @metpoliceuk not arresting folks but however attempting to comprise measurement of group.”

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The protests started on Monday morning, with activists gathering at Trafalgar Sq., in what’s their fifth mass demonstration.

Campaigners held placards with messages together with “Code crimson, the place’s the motion” whereas 4 folks have been dressed because the ocean in a warning over rising sea ranges.

Gail Bradbrook, the group’s co-founder, gave a speech expressing solidarity with nations which are disproportionately affected by local weather change.

On Tuesday Ms Bradbrook admitted in an interview with TalkRadio that she drives a diesel automobile as a result of she can’t afford an electrical car.

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Marketing campaign group Extinction Riot (XR) has began a two-week protest with plans to ‘disrupt town of London’ to focus on local weather change.

A spokesman for Met Police declined to present a working complete of arrest numbers however mentioned 52 folks had been detained for a “selection” of offences as of 10.15pm on Monday.

Activists have scheduled demonstrations at St James’ Park and Piccadilly Circus – much like these carried out in 2019.

Extra protests are anticipated to happen in north and south London.

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