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Uk poll: Should the police get tougher with Extinction Rebellion protesters?

Uk poll: Should the police get tougher with Extinction Rebellion protesters?”

In London, police arrested 135 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city centre, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout.

Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including Berlin, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Organizers said as many as 400 people protested at Belmore Park and police removed activists who closed themselves off in a pink water tank that read "Blood of the Earth".

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges and roads around the British capital Monday morning, with more disruptive actions in the works, including at London's City Airport and in the "new media" space, the group said.

The Metropolitan Police said that by 8am on Monday there had been 21 arrests in connection with the Extinction Rebellion protests.

And she said: "The whole thing is so urgent that it is imperative the Government should take serious actions and put pressure on other states and Global Powers to radically reduce the use of fossil fuels even if this means we need to reduce our comfort at home and so much flying".

The assistant commissioner Mick Willing said police respected the right of groups and individuals to protest, but "we have a responsibility to the community and local businesses to ensure they can go about their normal activities without being impacted on or put at risk".

A man wearing a gas mask stand on top of a vehicle as other demonstrators block Trafalgar Square in central London Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

Val Harvey said: "I'm 81 years old and I've been on an ecological and environmentalist journey for a long time".

In Amsterdam, police were lining up empty city buses to take the arrested demonstrators away as they tried to clear a major thoroughfare in the afternoon.

Extinction Rebellion's Toronto chapter shuts down the Bloor Street Viaduct bridge in a climate change demonstration on Monday.

In Sydney, protesters staged a sit-in on a main road. Some were seated, some chained to a barrel.

Protestors covered in fake blood are arrested by the NYPD around the Wall Street Bull during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in NY on October 7,2019.

But riot police sealed off nearby streets by mid-morning, forcing some protesters onto the square behind the museum.

Activists starting blocking traffic at both Broadview Avenue on the east side and Castle Frank Road on the west side at around 8 a.m.

A few hundred other protesters camped out in 40 tents at the gates of the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition in Madrid.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS have descended on Dublin as part of a worldwide protest being organisation by Extinction Rebellion. More than 1,000 people were arrested, many of whom are now facing trial.

The rebellion is being mirrored in dozens of cities around the world, from Dublin to Buenos Aires, in a series of actions that the activist group expects to be its biggest campaign of disruption so far.



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