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UK: Dozens arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters block London roads

United Kingdom, London
October 07, 2019 at 13:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police arrested dozens as several hundred Extinction Rebellion protesters took to the streets of central London on Monday, where they disrupted traffic by occupying the streets outside Westminster blocking various roads leading to government buildings, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.

Footage shows heavy police presence as activists sat on barricaded roads, chanting, playing drums, holding banners and flags. Some protesters were seen blocking parked cars with bricks.

Similar protests are taking place in Germany and other parts of the world.

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Police arrested dozens as several hundred Extinction Rebellion protesters took to the streets of central London on Monday, where they disrupted traffic by occupying the streets outside Westminster blocking various roads leading to government buildings, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.

Footage shows heavy police presence as activists sat on barricaded roads, chanting, playing drums, holding banners and flags. Some protesters were seen blocking parked cars with bricks.

Similar protests are taking place in Germany and other parts of the world.

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