16th April 2019
The #InternationalRebellion for Climate Change has begun. Yesterday, Monday 15th, thousand people gather on the street in protest for the environment.
Their intention is causing huge disruptions on the main roads in London.
Extinction Rebellion, a British environment group, has organised these actions with rallies in more than 30 countries. The main action is in London. Not everybody is happy, though. But the #InternationalRebellion for Climate Change has begun.
I don’t believe they are causing more *significant disruption* #Section14 than the usual level of traffic. They’ve certainly made it safer and quicker to travel around for the majority of the London community who don’t go by private vehicle.— Dr. Rich (@RichardWong1) 16 April 2019
Mostly students on Easter break. If you’re not careful this will happen every year. London being held hostage for two weeks, its beyond ridiculous.— Rudiblue (@richardvoller) 16 April 2019
The group XR will keep block roads and actions as long as they can. As long as the police allow them, indeed.
On Monday, police arrested more than 50 people. Moreover, according to the Met Police, many more were “imposed a condition upon ongoing Extinction Rebellion demonstration”.
For keeping the position, the protesters have camped around the City of London: Marble Arch, Oxford circus, Parlament Square, Picadilly Circus, and Waterloo Bridge.