metropolitan police and extinction rebellion activists face each other on waterloo bridge

Extinction Rebellion: protest lawfully or go home, urges Met police chief

The head of the Metropolitan police, Cressida Dick, has urged Extinction Rebellion activists to protest lawfully as officers continued a large-scale operation to clear environmental campaigners from sites at Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in central London.

emma thompson on the berta cáceres boat at oxford circus

Climate activists and police tussle for control of Oxford Circus

The siege of the Berta Cáceres started started shortly after noon when police in high-vis jackets surrounded the bright pink boat in Oxford Circus, central London, with two cordons and then steadily peeled off the Extinction Rebellion activists stuck to it.

greta thunberg has been in rome this week, and is due to arrive in london on sunday

Greta Thunberg hopes to join climate protests during London visit

Her arrival on Sunday coincides with a surge of concern about the climate. On Thursday the BBC screened a documentary about the crisis, narrated by David Attenborough. In recent days, the governor of the Bank of England, groups of scientists and members of the clergy have added their voices to the call for more ambitious cuts to emissions.

the extinction rebellion protest outside heathrow airport

Extinction Rebellion stages youth protest at Heathrow airport

The protesters said they were risking arrest to highlight the dangers of climate change. “To everyone reading about this, I’m here because I love you and fear for your future and my future,” said Oscar Idle, 17, from Bristol. “It’s that love and that fear that gives me courage.”

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