COPS have been caught on camera raving and skateboarding with Extinction Rebellion protesters - as the eco-warriors took over a SECOND bridge in London today. Video has emerged of officers dancing with campaigners in Oxford Circus and skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge as the activists blocked Vauxhall Bridge this morning. Extinction Rebellion started demonstrating in the capital on Monday leading to hundreds of arrests, but the group remains determined to continue the mayhem - with suggestions it could last for two weeks. Carrie Eeles, 45, who works for an environmental charity, is at Waterloo Bridge and said "it depends on how the police choose to react to what we're doing". Environment Secretary Michael Gove told the campaigners on The One Show last night: "I think it's appropriate for people to make their feelings known but I also think, we've got the message, we understand that action needs to be taken. "And in fact some of the activity that's been going on on the streets has … [Read more...] about Cops dance and skateboard with Extinction Rebellion London protesters they’re meant to be arresting as eco-warriors take over Vauxhall Bridge
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VENEZUELA is on the brink of collapse as political instability and hyperinflation leads to looting, blackouts and school closures. We explain what caused this crisis and if it could erupt into a civil war. What happened with today's protests? Venezuela is currently in the grip of a brutal five day electricity blackout amid spiralling political and economic chaos. The blackouts have been called the worst in living memory and critics says they are evidence of incompetence and corruption by President Nicolas Maduro and his socialist regime. The nationwide blackout has plunged the country even further into crisis, and supermarkets have been looted as residents struggle to find food. Security forces have been seen rounding the perpetrators up and loading them into trucks on mass. Today some 40 looters were arrested at one supermarket in Caracas, and were led away with their hands tied behind their backs. Protests have been ongoing since January 11, organised as a coordinated effort to … [Read more...] about Venezuela crisis latest – what’s happened with the protests today?
PUBLISHED: 15:05 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:45 01 March 2019 Sam Volpe 'Make our crossing safe': A young girl protests for improvements to the crossing outside of Martin Primary School. Picture: Mike Coles Archant Parents and teachers in East Finchley have united to lobby Barnet Council to “just do something” about a junction where a young girl was hit by a car a fortnight ago. Children campaign for the crossing outside of Martin Primary to be made safer. Picture: Erini RodisThey have set up the N2 Safer Crossing Campaign (N2SCC) – and founding member Emily Candler told the Ham&High she was hopeful of change. Emily said: “It needs to be reviewed. We’re a group of concerned parents. What we are trying to do is, as a community, get the council and TfL to act.“Everyone is just worried that someone is going to be seriously injured. It’s not just the schools – it’s one of the main routes into the … [Read more...] about East Finchley parents and children protest over ‘dangerous’ traffic lights
IT'S the season to share presents, spend time with family and eat too much food. But for many, Christmas also means prioritising church and attending a midnight mass service. What is midnight mass? Midnight mass is a tradition that sees Christians gather for a service on Christmas Eve. The service generally starts just before midnight, depending on whether the church is Roman Catholic of Protestant. Some churches have also made the services start a little earlier to make it easier for young families to get home. While there is nothing in the Bible to dictate that Christians need to go to mass on Christmas Eve, the tradition is believed to have started to honour Jesus' birth. It is believed the tradition started in the Western World from about 430AD under Pope Sixtus III in the Basilica of St Mary Major. Midnight mass became widely popular by the twelfth century. There are also services generally held at dawn, and during Christmas Day.Why do people go to church on Christmas Eve? While … [Read more...] about What is midnight mass, why do people go to church on Christmas Eve and where are the most famous services held?
PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 07:51 11 December 2018 Mike Brooke Campaigners call for lighting at St George's Gardens which become pitch back after 4.30pm. Picture: Mike Brooke Mike Brooke Volunteers are out every evening in Shadwell guiding people through the blacked out St George’s Gardens in their campaign for public lighting to keep people safe in the dark. The light patrol... meet the volunteers who guide you through St George's Gardens at night. Picture: Citizens UKThey have been calling on Tower Hamlets Council for two years to light the way and install lampposts in the park that’s plagued by drug users.Mums collecting toddlers from nursery school and commuters heading home from Shadwell station feel unsafe.Carol singing protesters have been waving a banner outside the station asking how many councillors it takes “to change a light bulb”—or more appropriately to install one.The gardens have been a haunt … [Read more...] about Church patrols guide mums and toddlers through unlit park ‘plagued by drug users’ in Shadwell