The climate-change activists who have brought much of central London to a standstill warned that they would “swarm” London’s financial heart today as other demonstrations wound down. Extinction Rebellion had announced a “closing ceremony” at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park at 5pm to mark the end of the Marble Arch and Parliament Square blockades. Last night, however, a spokeswoman for the group called on the activists to muster in the City to “swarm the roads”. She said: “The financial industry is responsible for funding climate and ecological destruction and we are calling on them, the companies and the institutions that allow this to happen, to tell the truth.”
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A climate protest that has disrupted parts of London for nine days is to end on Thursday, organisers say. Police cleared Extinction Rebellion’s final road block in Marble Arch earlier and arrested 22 people, bringing the total to 1,088 since protests began. Specialist equipment has been deployed in Parliament Square to remove protesters camping in trees.
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TOMMY SHEPPARD: Extinction Rebellion has got my support, and here’s why.
Scotsman 25th April 2019 read more »
Government to Greta: We must continue to show climate action is a ‘win-win’. The government yesterday mounted the most detailed defence to date of its decarbonisation record, in the face of on-going protests from Extinction Rebellion (XR) and accusations from School Strikes founder Greta Thunberg that political leaders have lied to the younger generation.
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