Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

More Extinction Rebellion protests to disrupt Nottingham rush hour this week

More Extinction Rebellion protests to disrupt Nottingham rush hour this week

Extinction Rebellion, which generated headlines with a semi-nude protest in the House of Commons earlier this month, has warned its members that some of them could be arrested for taking part in non-violent civil disobedience.

Thousands of environmental activists will descend on London today in a bid to disrupt some of the capital's busiest areas and to pressure the Government into declaring a climate emergency.

Thousands of people blocked four well-known London landmarks on Monday - Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus - to demand urgent action over the escalating ecological crisis.

A group of demonstrators also targeted the headquarters for Shell on Monday, spraying phrases such as "Shell knows" and "climate criminals" onto the front of the building. Some activists also glued themselves to windows.

Police have arrested more than 100 environmental protesters overnight as the climate demonstrations that brought chaos to central London enters its second day.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners were ordered by the Met to confine their protest to Marble Arch after causing widespread disruption on Monday.

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Savannah revealed that the group had arranged 50 trees to be delivered to Waterloo Bridge and that they would cover the bridge with greenery.

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: "Ordinary citizens, terrified by the threat we all face to our future, will risk arrest and imprisonment by blocking bridges, roads, harbours and transport systems". "In the majority world, indigenous communities are now on the brink of extinction".

Police advised people travelling around London in the coming days to allow extra time for their journey in the event of road closures and general disruption.

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Extinction Rebellion said: "The worldwide rebellion begins and Extinction Rebellion will be bringing London to a standstill for up to two weeks". "We're just going to get bigger and more annoying until the government speaks to us".

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