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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FAR left mob Extinction Rebellion plan to bring London to its knees today after pledging to carry out “around the clock” disruption. The eco warriors will create human barricades at five points: Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Piccadilly Circus. They want their ‘Rebellion Week’ demonstrations to last three days – causing misery for millions of commuters on the capital's roads and transport links. ER, who has links to Labour’s left-wing faction Momentum, hope to mobilise 30,000 eco-activists with many willing to be arrested or even do jail time for their cause, the Mail on Sunday reports. GLOBAL NETWORK The mob were founded just a few months ago but have grown rapidly with members across the world. ER were behind the naked demonstration in Parliament earlier this month, when activists stripped off in front of bemused MPs in the House of Commons during a Brexit debate, to protest climate change. The group want the … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion to cause chaos in London today with protests after pledging ‘around the clock’ disruption
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: 10:00 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 21 October 2018 Adam Lazzari Delia Smith addresses Anti-Brexit campaigners at a rally after the People's Vote March for the Future in London, a march and rally in support of a second EU referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 20, 2018. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Protest. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire Television chef and majority Norwich City shareholder Delia Smith spoke out against Brexit during the People’s Vote march in London. Mrs Smith was one of many celebrities to throw their weight behind the Brexit protest, attended by more than 650,000 people, according to organisers.Others included Dragons’ Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden, The Lord of The Ring’s actor Andy Serkis, comedian Jenny Eclair, presenter Richard Bacon and TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who tweeted: “Theresa May is cooking up a Brexit disaster. I’m with … [Read more...] about Delia Smith speaks out against Brexit at People’s Vote march in London
From iconic, political graffiti to outlandish million-pound stunts, Banksy has become an international street art legend. The Bristol-born artist's work is often daring, eye-catching and provocative , making him perhaps the most well known street artist around. His perpetual anonymity only adds to the allure of his work, much of which has been shaped on the walls, pavements and doors of London. Banksy's work is dotted across the capital, but many don't last long - being cleaned off, defaced, painted over or even stolen. There are also countless imitators of the Banksy spraypaint and stencil look, making it hard to know if you're ever really looking at the real deal. Here's our list of some of his most memorable creations to appear in London: 1. One Nation Under CCTV Instagram This painted statement appeared on a wall by a Post Office yard close to London's Oxford Street in 2008. The towering letters look as if they are being painted on by a young figure up a ladder while a … [Read more...] about 16 of the most famous Banksy graffiti art in London