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UK: Extinction rebellion activists block roads in central London

United Kingdom, London
October 07, 2019 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of activists from the Extinction Rebellion group descended on central London on Monday as part of worldwide demonstrations calling for action on climate change. Footage shows protesters in Trafalgar Square as well as outside the UK government office and on Westminster Bridge.

At least 148 activists were reportedly arrested after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on police to use the 'full force of law' to disperse the protests.

"I've just graduated studying biology, which was essentially, four years of being told by the experts that the planet is dying and no one is doing anything about it, and finally just the grief the frustration got too much and this is the most amazing positive outlet," Max a protester said at the demonstration.

Similar protests blocking roads were staged by the movement in cities across the globe including Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney.

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Thousands of activists from the Extinction Rebellion group descended on central London on Monday as part of worldwide demonstrations calling for action on climate change. Footage shows protesters in Trafalgar Square as well as outside the UK government office and on Westminster Bridge.

At least 148 activists were reportedly arrested after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on police to use the 'full force of law' to disperse the protests.

"I've just graduated studying biology, which was essentially, four years of being told by the experts that the planet is dying and no one is doing anything about it, and finally just the grief the frustration got too much and this is the most amazing positive outlet," Max a protester said at the demonstration.

Similar protests blocking roads were staged by the movement in cities across the globe including Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney.

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