She told the Standard: “I appreciate everyone has a job to do but for one day it’s important to show those that have the power what’s important. The women formed a “topless chain” on International Women’s Day to highlight “the vulnerability of women in the face of climate breakdown. Extinction Rebellion London said of the protest: “The climate emergency is a women’s emergency. The roads around Parliament Square were cleared of protesters earlier on Sunday, with the northbound carriageway of Waterloo Bridge reopened to traffic by the evening. But their actions annoyed motorists and some Londoners. Learn how your comment data is processed. Organisers had threatened to converge on Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square in non-violent action which could last for weeks. Pictures taken at the scene show activists placing plants, a miniature skate ramp and even a large model heart onto the bridge. “What are we on? Around 30 topless female protesters holding Extinction Rebellion flags took part in the action. A Scotland Yard spokesperson said police were aware of the protests and that “appropriate” plans were in place should any incident arise. Monday will see people in at least 80 cities in more than 33 countries hold similar demonstrations on the same environmental issues, campaigners said. Her speech was given a standing ovation. Campaign group Extinction Rebellion posted pictures of activists walking on the road on Twitter and said: “We have taken Waterloo bridge!”. Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters occupy Waterloo Bridge in London.

Last modified on Mon 22 Apr 2019 07.33 EDT. The move is part of a series of ‘rebellions’ taking place today across the globe. The Met and TfL have advised that disruption to the travel network are expected. a semi-naked protest inside the House of Commons, blockading streets in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow, an existential threat from climate change. The Metropolitan police has requested about 200 extra officers to help deal with the protests, in which 963 people have been arrested and 42 people, aged from 19 to 77, charged. Bemused onlookers watched as activists secured “Berta” to the road, while others glued themselves to its garish hull. The movement has become global with groups set up in countries include the US, Spain, Australia, South Africa and India. The Swedish student took aim at the “politicians and people in power” who had long been able to satisfy demands for action with “beautiful words and promises”, and declared that governments would no longer be able ignore the impending climate and ecological crisis. On Monday morning a strange sight appeared, edging its way through the buses, taxis and shoppers on Oxford Street in London. Activists have vowed to blockade the bridge for at least a week (Image: M Plummer-Fernandez).

According to traffic app Waze, cars, vans and buses in central London were travelling at max speeds of 4mph at Marble Arch, 2mph at Oxford Circus, 7mph around Waterloo Bridge and 4mph at Parliament Square. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? The action, which started at 11am today, is not “a one-day march” said its organisers – urging activists to “book two weeks off work, or go on strike.”. She emphasised that they were now waiting for the rest of the world to follow their example. Demonstrators arrived at London’s Hyde Park on Sunday, some having journeyed to the city on foot in recent weeks from various parts of the UK. He even claimed that the orb appeared to be scanning the ISS, Dachshund puffs out chest and wakes up owner to 'fight' her in hilarious Reddit clip, The hardy dachshund was seen glaring at its owner moments after waking her from a nap. Topless activists from Extinction Rebellion blocked Waterloo Bridge in London on International Women’s Day. One XR group said the protest was about “saying no to abusing the planet and abusing women.”. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate campaigner, made a speech in solidarity with the protesters in Marble Arch.

A similar discussion took place over the plan to hit Heathrow.

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The activists from Exinction Rebellion have vowed to blockade Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Picadilly Circus, warning that radical action is needed to stave off ecological disaster. 31 women joined the protest today on Waterloo Bridge, The women are protesting against the impact of the climate on poorer women, Subscribe to Daily Star and Daily Star On Sunday newspapers, Extinction Rebellion bosses slam celeb backers for using planes - 'it's beyond bad', Activists strip naked and cover themselves in fake blood in protest at fur trade, Mysterious black object with 'energy field' seen 'scanning' ISS during live feed, Conspiracy theorist MrMBB333 reviewed the footage and claimed the black orb had a wing shape attached to it. So we have to stand up and fight or lie down and fight.”. The police response to peaceful protesters has been proportionate and relations have remained cordial. We all have a limit on what we think is the right level of action to take but I think everyone is worried about climate change.”. The group says climate breakdown threatens all life on Earth, and so it is rebelling against politicians who “have failed us”, to provoke radical change that will stave off a climate emergency. Activists blocked off Waterloo Bridge using lorries, dozens of trees, bamboo shoots and potted house plants - prompting some to compare it to a cheaper version of the failed Garden Bridge. And what is.

The movement, which is demanding the Government takes urgent action on climate change and wildlife declines, has received support from actress and activist Dame Emma Thompson and former archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams. London Waterloo Bridge blocked as topless XR activists stage IWD protest. The activists at Waterloo Bridge called on women in the UK to recognise the climate crisis will soon be “a reality faced by all women if decisive action is not taken”. It is demanding that the government enact legally binding policies to go carbon neutral by 2025 and to establish a ‘Citzen’s Assembly’ to deal with the problem of climate change. TV & Showbiz reporters are working to source the latest information, Video shows terrified people run for cover as gunmen open fire in Vienna attack, The Austrian capital's central district remains under police lockdown after what's believed to be a coordinated terror attack carried out by multiple armed perpetrators, Fears grow for missing girl, 17, who disappeared from home on Halloween, Teenager Alexandra Albut-Antonescu who was last seen in Newry, Northern Ireland wearing a cream coloured hood and blue jeans on October 31 at 7pm, has been reported missing. “It’s been a resounding success,” said one of the group’s organisers, Howard Rees, surveying the scene on Waterloo Bridge on Thursday afternoon. “I am so worried about what’s happening to the planet,” said Laura Sorensen, a retired teacher from Somerset. Topless activists from Extinction Rebellion have blocked Waterloo Bridge in London in a protest on International Women's Day.

But police said no arrests were made overnight after earlier explaining their operational response to camping “would be dependent on what if any other issues might be ongoing at the time”.

Climate change protesters today blocked Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus as they threatened to paralyse London’s roads as part of a week of action in cities around the world. And on Friday about 20 young protesters, all born after 1990, unfurled a banner on a road outside Heathrow airport, asking: “Are we the the last generation?”. Why don’t the Met police move them??

Smaller disruptive events have taken place across the UK and in 33 other countries. “We will keep going for as long as we have to, shutting down cities day after day until our demands are met,” said the group. Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. here. While organisers encouraged people to set up camp in Hyde Park overnight into Monday, they were warned they could be breaking the law by doing so under Royal Parks legislation. Protesters brought gas canisters, tents and bedding and appeared to be settled in for a long period of occupation as police officers looked on. Your email address will not be published. All rights reserved. “I have been worrying about this stuff so much but the last few days, well, I feel like this has changed everything.”, Greta Thunberg hopes to join climate protests during London visit, Extinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlight, The Extinction Rebels have got their tactics badly wrong. Protesters built a skateboard ramp on the bridge. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? And although activists gathering in the sunshine on Waterloo Bridge had no idea how long they would be there – or what the police reaction would be – there was a jubilant atmosphere as they swarmed on to the road. Police mingled with protesters, chatting and watching as flowers, trees in large tubs, a mini skate ramp and even a lorry were dragged into place on the normally traffic-choked bridge. At Oxford Circus the demonstrators parked a pink sailing boat emblazoned with the words Tell the Truth in the middle of the busy junction.