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London climate protests move to Stock Exchange

London climate protests move to Stock Exchange”

The protest outside the London Stock Exchange building that stand in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral saw several glue themselves to the pavement in front of one of the glass entrance turnstiles.

Extinction Rebellion said it wanted the United Kingdom government to "tell the truth on its impact on the climate and ecological emergency" and had targeted London's financial centre to highlight the "corrosive impacts of the financial sector on the world we live in".

Meanwhile other activists were demonstrating outside Goldman Sachs' London office as environmental group Extinction Rebellion expands its protest into the Square Mile.

The boat named Berta Cáceres after a murdered Honduran environmentalist, was taken away by police on Friday last week after they dislodged the many Welsh protesters from underneath it.

Protestors outside the London Stock Exchange dressed in suits with Robocop style masks on their faces and the golden Extinction symbol painted on them.

Some 1,130 people have been arrested during the protests which started on April 15, while more than 10,000 police officers have been deployed.

The protest came in the wake of the clearing of the main demonstration areas at Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Piccadilly Circus.

The government said the protests disrupted the lives of "many hundreds of thousands of hard-working Londoners". We do not do this lightly.

They are also demanding to establish a citizens' assembly to devise an emergency plan of action to tackle climate breakdown and biodiversity loss, besides monitoring actions needed to reverse climate change.

This is what happened when Nick Ferrari spoke to one of the Extinction Rebellion protesters who were glued to the London Stock Exchange.

In a statement BTP added: "Shortly after 7.15am this morning officers from BTP were called to Canary Wharf station after a number of protesters climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) service".

The force said that at 8am there had been no arrests.

Protests could culminate on Friday, when the group will take to the famous Hyde Park Speakers Corner after two weeks of protests.

"We have seen some action but is it enough to stop the huge emergency we are facing?"

A Transport for London spokesman said: "We are aware that there are demonstrations taking place across London which may cause disruption to travel".

"Any organiser or person taking part in the protest failing to comply with these conditions or inciting others not to comply with them will be committing an offence and will be liable to arrest".

The protesters barricaded the entrance to the London Stock Exchange today.



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