Published: Tue, October 08, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Extinction Rebellion protestors pour fake blood over New York's capitalist bull

Extinction Rebellion protestors pour fake blood over New York's capitalist bull

London police said on Monday (Oct 7) they have arrested 21 climate activists at the start of two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience in London that will call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions.

In anticipation of the protest, British police arrested 10 of its activists on Saturday (October 5) in London, using a battering ram to break down a door and enter a former court building that was used by Extinction Rebellion to store equipment.

"I have got four small young children and I want to be able to look them in the eye and tell them when I found out the extent and the severity of the crisis ..."

Extinction Rebellion Canada is known for its mass protests and commitment to averting catastrophic climate change.

Lizzy Mansfield: "We're here because the government is not doing enough on the climate emergency".

Sainey Gibba from XR Gambia said: "The capital city of Gambia, Banjul, is less than one metre above sea level".

"We do still need to reflect on what is happening in New Zealand and I am proud of what we have done as a government".

At lunchtime on Monday, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road.

"There is no Plan (et) B. The government doesn't have one", the group said in a statement delineating the various nonviolent protests they called for on Monday.

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Starting before dawn, the protesters in Amsterdam held pamphlets saying "SORRY that we blocked the road, but this is an emergency".

The protests have an urgency derived from decades of scientific studies and a spate of recent research about the accelerating effects of climate change, including warming oceans, plummeting biodiversity and the looming risks of extinction for more than 12 percent of the world's plant and animal species.

The series of protests, which they have dubbed the "International Rebellion", are set to last two weeks. More than a dozen protesters were arrested in both Toronto and Halifax as police cleared roadways. Early in the day, police said less than a hundred protesters, many of them waving flags and signs, had gathered near the toll plaza on the Dartmouth side.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for London mayor Sadiq Khan said that while he "totally agrees" with the need to pile pressure on ministers over climate change, he will not support illegal action which causes major disruption to Londoners or risks public safety.

The movement also says it informs law enforcement about its actions in order for "things to go well".

Protesters have said they plan to "shut down the whole of Westminster" and surround the ministries.

Banging drums and chanting, they took over the tourist hotspot of Trafalgar Square and marched down the Mall, the broad tree-lined avenue that leads to Buckingham Palace.

In Sydney, police arrested at least 30 at an environmental rally in the central business district.

Extinction Rebellion has also shut down the Walterdale Bridge during rush hour.

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