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Dozens arrested at Extinction Rebellion climate protests

Dozens arrested at Extinction Rebellion climate protests”

One protester waving a green flag climbed on top of the bull.

Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.

"She's now sat handcuffed on the ground with a red mark on her wrist".

Climate activists will continue targeting cities across Australia and the world in day two of a week-long action campaign.

Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government to declare a climate and ecological emergency, to act immediately to halt wildlife loss and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

Police said in a tweet Monday afternoon that the protesters were detained near the Dutch capital's Rijksmuseum, where the blockade has been hindering traffic since early morning.

Police have surrounded the vehicle but have not moved the protesters.

The activists are also protesting in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney.

Ruth Ben-Tovim, an Extinction Rebellion spokesperson from Totnes who was on Lambeth Bridge this morning, told DeSmog: "Some people were trying to get through the cordon, so the police were pushing firmly back from that, and groups of officers did sweeps of arrests".

Demonstrators played steel drums marched through central London Monday.

Previous demonstrations in London in April saw 1,100 arrested - and XR say the new protests could be five times bigger as they gather steam over the next couple of weeks.

Founded in Britain a year ago, Extinction Rebellion has chapters in some 50 countries and wants to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025.

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Extinction Rebellion said that one of those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retired social worker from Oxford.

"We're here because the government is not doing enough on the climate emergency", protester Lizzy Mansfield said.

Protestors set up temporary structures and staged sit-ins to secure the roads.

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Climate change protesters blocked traffic across London's government district of Westminster on Monday as they launched two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to call for urgent action to curb carbon emissions.

The arrests are in addition to those over the weekend, with eight people arrested on Saturday - seven on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance, and the eighth on suspicion of obstructing police. Further protests are taking place Monday in London.

According to XR's website, the loose-knit, socio-political group launched on october 31, 2018 and uses sit-ins, mass protests and non-violent, civil disobedience to draw attention to their causes. "I can not ignore this evolving health emergency".

The demonstrators - who are demanding action on climate change - should abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs" and stop blocking roads, the PM added.

Elderly people and men in suits have been seen being dragged through Broadway, Sydney, as crowds block the busy arterial road headed out of the city.

Extinction Rebellion members usually sit or lie down in front of traffic until they are arrested and taken away by police officers. The demonstration went ahead despite a city ban on activists gathering on the road.

Supporters of the Extinction Rebellion movement block a road at the Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin. It says protests are planned in 60 cities worldwide.

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