AS CLIMATE change group Extinction Rebellion kick off its third day of protest action in the capital, it says that "in total 290 rebels have now been arrested". Here, we look at their demands and where they're protesting in London. Who are Extinction Rebellion and what are their climate change demands? A fortnight after a dozen eco warriors stripped off in front of startled politicians in the House of Commons, activists have this week brought parts of busy London to a standstill with widespread demonstrations. Nearly 300 people have now been arrested in the capital, for criminal damage, or obstructing a highway and breaching the Public Order Act, according to Met Police. Extinction Rebellion describes itself as a non-violent direct action and civil disobedience group. Its eco warriors want politicians to take urgent action on climate change and wildlife declines. In particular, it wants the UK to reduce its carbon emissions to "zero by 2025" and do more to "remove the excess of … [Read more...] about Who are Extinction Rebellion, what are their climate change demands and where are they protesting across London?
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Dozens of people protested in London on Saturday against new Islamic laws in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, while the University of Oxford said it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the sultan of Brunei following international outcry over the Southeast Asian nation’s draconian measures. The university said in a statement it shared the “international revulsion” the laws induced and that it would reconsider a 1993 decision to confer the honorary degree of civil law by diploma to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. But Oxford stressed that no one had the right “summarily to rescind” the degree. In central London, about 100 protesters raised the rainbow flag of the LGBT rights movement outside the Dorchester Hotel, which Brunei’s sultan owns. Celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have supported a global boycott of the Dorchester and eight other luxury hotels in the U.S. and Europe … [Read more...] about Dozens protest in London against Brunei’s anti-gay laws
A GIRL aged 13 has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a cop at a pro-Brexit "yellow vest" protest in London. Up to 100 demonstrators clashed with cops in the capital today and set off smoke bombs outside Downing Street during the protest. The teenager held by cops was one of four arrested on Westminster Bridge today as traffic was brought to a standstill. Protesters marched across the country calling for a no-deal Brexit as they branded Theresa May a "traitor". In London, agitators wearing yellow hi-vis vests stood in front of cars and stormed down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square in London. Transport for London warned of delays in the area as the Brexiteers sat in the road and blocked traffic. They said: "The crowd has formed up in the Parliament Square / Whitehall area and are intermittently causing traffic holds. "We have very little details on the demonstration but expect further traffic holds and delays in the Westminster area." They gathered by the Houses of … [Read more...] about Teen girl, 13, arrested for ‘attacking police’ as pro-Brexit ‘Yellow Vest’ protest in London turns violent
PUBLISHED: 08:42 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 13 December 2018 The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk protest outside Hellesdon Hospital. Photo: Geraldine Scott Geraldine Scott Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region. The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk plans to protest outside the Department of Health and Social Care, before attempting to meet with MPs at Westminster. And they will also demonstrate outside NHS England and NHS Improvement offices on December 17.It comes after the region’s mental health trust Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) was rated as inadequate for the third time by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).A spokesman for the group said: “We now need to hold those responsible for the current disastrous toleration of repeated failure and unnecessary deaths to account. The mental health Mid Staffs must be stopped.”Mid … [Read more...] about Mental health campaigners to hold protests in London over inspection report
Updated 5:58 am CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May walks off the podium after a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders met for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ahead on stalled Brexit talks. less British Prime Minister Theresa May walks off the podium after a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders met for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, ... more Photo: Alastair Grant, AP Photo: Alastair Grant, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Prime Minister Theresa May walks off the podium after a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders met for a second day on Thursday to discuss … [Read more...] about Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum