Environmental protesters have mobilized to take over five of London’s most iconic locations, bringing streets to a standstill, with the aim of forcing the UK government to take serious action on the “global climate emergency.”
Extinction Rebellion (XR), an environmentalist group responsible for causing scenes in the House of Commons earlier this month when semi-naked activists stripped off in Parliament as MPs tried to debate Brexit, claim they intend to occupy the roads for at least 72 hours.
PRESS RELEASE: Today, 11am, London: International Rebellion begins https://t.co/uy81QjACJ1 #extinctionrebellion #marblearch #oxfordcircus #waterloobridge #parliamentsquare #hydeparkcorner #piccadillycircus #rebelforlife pic.twitter.com/MLRen8w1YN
— Extinction Rebellion ?⌛️? (@ExtinctionR) April 15, 2019
Social media was awash with pictures and videos of activists blocking the streets of Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch, and Parliament Square with banners and sculptures, including a massive pink boat sporting the words: “Tell the Truth.”
VID: Climate change protesters glued to a pink yacht which has been planted in the middle of Oxford Circus, London. #extinctionrebellion @ExtinctionR @LdnRebellion @Newsflare @CClimateAction pic.twitter.com/u5MzvUYWyX
— Urban Pictures (@Urban_Pictures) April 15, 2019
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