#ExtinctionRebellion shuts down London’s busiest streets with climate change protest

A crowd of protesters yesterday gathered in Hyde Park as they prepare to conduct a series of demonstrations in the capital

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. Police arrested 85 activists that day and organizers say they expect further arrests on Monday.

Financial Times also noted that Extinction Rebellion makes a point of having demonstrators arrested; in the last six months or so, over 200 people affiliated with the movement have been arrested.

Thousands of environmental activists paralysed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the government to do more to tackle climate change.

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of central London today, blocking the city's busiest roads and bridges to raise the alarm over a mounting climate crisis.

"Intentional arrests for criminal damage allow Extinction Rebellion to take this core strategy into the courts", the group said in a statement.

The demonstration was organised by an global group called Extinction Rebellion which hopes that it will "bring London to a standstill for up to two weeks".

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Protesters then gathered outside Oxford Circus Tube station around a bright pink boat, where some used makeshift devices to lock their arms together.

"We need to disrupt the system that through no fault of its own, is geared to destroy our planet", the group said.

Organisers hope the protests will last for several days and say its success depends on the number of people willing to occupy the sites in the days and nights ahead.

Police said that as of 6am there had been 113 arrests in total in connection with the demonstrations. One Shell spokesman told CNN: "We respect the right of everyone to express their point of view, we ask only that they do so with their safety and the safety of others in mind".

Extinction Rebellion wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday outlining their demands and asking for face-to-face talks, warning that they will escalate their disruptive actions over the coming weeks unless the government acts.

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