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Extinction Rebellion smash Shell office and superglue themselves to things

Extinction Rebellion smash Shell office and superglue themselves to things

Earlier this month, activists exposed the "naked truth" on climate change by stripping in the UK's House of Commons.

Thousands of environmental activists will descend on London today in a bid to disrupt some of the capital's busiest areas and to pressure the Government into declaring a climate emergency.

As well as bringing traffic to a standstill at Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge, protestors armed with banners "swarmed" rush hour traffic to prevent vehicles moving for seven minute intervals.

Workers at Shell were prevented from leaving the building after members of Extinction Rebellion superglued themselves to the entrance of their office, just before lunchtime too. They also smashed windows at the...

"Met Police say three men have been arrested so far on suspicion of criminal damage".

The group Extinction Rebellion is trying to block five central London locations Monday to demand the British government declare a climate emergency.

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The protest had a festive atmosphere, with many families in attendance, and a low police presence.

Among the protestors was a group of cyclists from East Anglia who made the 155 mile journey from London to Norwich by bicycle. "In the majority world, indigenous communities are now on the brink of extinction". Organisers of the protests circulated legal advice to anyone planning to attend, requesting they refrain from using drugs and alcohol, and asking them to treat the public with respect.

At Waterloo Bridge, protesters blocked the crossing over the Thames and turned it into an impromptu garden bridge, with people bringing trees, flowers and setting up a miniature skate park and stage.

Extinction Rebellion said: "The worldwide rebellion begins and Extinction Rebellion will be bringing London to a standstill for up to two weeks".

Rowan McLaughlin, 47, a teacher, said this week's protests were more important that the huge pro and anti-Brexit protests in London recently.

Extinction Rebellion said: "We've tried petitions, marches, letters, reports, papers, meetings, even direct actions; and global emissions have continued to rise".