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Burrard Street Bridge re-opened after 10 climate protesters arrested

Burrard Street Bridge re-opened after 10 climate protesters arrested”

In New York City, protesters staged a "die-in" in the middle of Wall Street in downtown Manhattan on Monday morning as part of what they called a "funeral procession for the earth".

What's next for the movement?

Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion have organized a series of protests to block busy bridges to traffic across Canada.

The dangling protester, who claimed to be an experienced rock climber, said he was "perfectly safe".

Nearly one in five readers (18 percent) said they would be out on the streets of the capital this week if they could be, while nearly a quarter (22 percent) said that while they agreed with the cause, they did not agree with the way protesters were going about raising awareness.

Meanwhile, animal rights activists left an overnight protest outside the UK's largest meat market, Smithfield.

Some glued and chained themselves to roads and vehicles - those who did so outside Westminster Abbey were later removed by police.

Organisers have blockaded a number of sites in central London.

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.

Tuesday's protest is a precursor to a bigger event on Friday when Extinction Rebellion activists plan to "flood" the Perth CBD.

This morning, more demonstrators have gathered on Whitehall again, and others continue to occupy the roads outside the Home Office and the Business Department.

After reading aloud the contents of the budget, climate poet Lucy Holmes read her poem "Silence", imploring the government to act and not remain silent on the climate crisis, asking, "how will you deal with the truth when the world ends in silence?"

London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested. One activist climbed on top of the lorry and set up a tent.

Hundreds of activists blocked a central square in Paris.

Mr Shoebridge was joined inside NSW parliament by three arrested activists, including a student who was held in custody for nearly 30 hours and a grandfather sporting a large bruise on his side which he attributed to being dragged from the road by officers after he refused to leave when asked.

The Metropolitan Police said at 13.

Leigh MP Jo Platt has given her backing, posting a picture of herself holding an Extinction Rebellion flyer on social media along with a message saying she recognised there is a climate emergency and activists were "doing something about it".



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