hundreds of activists gathered at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park on Saturday morning before the march to the center of in city.
The Metropolitan Police said protesters initially blocked “traffic in in both directions”, but later said that only “the westbound roadway on Oxford St. remains closed between Great Portland Street and Regent Street, and “almost all of now the protesters in Trafalgar Square”.
After the start of sedentary just after 14:00 the demonstrators were on in move again in about 45 minutes, heading to city Centre.
27-year-old activist Verel Rodriguez, a mechanical engineer from Bristol, said: “We currently in difficult situation, and we turn to government stop investing in fossil fuel.
“We don’t have a choice. We apologize for the inconvenience caused, but we have no other choice.
“If the alarm rings because you house is an on fire you are not angry off in fire anxiety. He’s trying to save you, and we’re trying to sound the alarm. of what is going to happen”.
It comes after climate change activists said they would take to the streets in their “most damaging protest yet.” of London.
An environmental protest group that encourages supporters cause destruction through non-violent civil disobedience, returned to the capital with new tactics he claims to “create the most obstacles we’ve ever had”.
Gathered activists in Hyde Park at 10:00. in preparation for “unstoppable rebellion”, which “will facilitate mass flood of people stop the capital.
“We will return to the streets day by day until we start demand – for United Kingdom government end everything immediately new investment in fossil fuels is met” group said in recent statement. He has announced plans for over a week of action in London.
However, the Meteorological Police warned that it is “ready to consider using police powers should protest result in serious breach or involvement anyone commission criminal offences.”
force said he had a specialist teams on a reserve ready to “respond to any protesters who to lock or glue oneself to street furniture or complicated structures, should what will be necessary.”
Protester Sunita Ramani, 23, from Bristol, who works in environmental ties, said the actions were justified.
“We have absolutely no intention of annoying people and disrupt their lives, but looking everywhere history civil disobedience proved most successful way that people able to move like it is successful,” she said.
“We doing this on on behalf of of everyone who deserves to live justice-filled future”.
latest The strike began after the closure of the Tower Bridge in London for some hours on Friday after crash caused through group.
Police were called to the bridge at approximately 7:30 a.m. after protesters from Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion occupied the landmark and unfurled a banner reading “End Fossil Fuels Now.” The demonstrators hung on the bridge.
Two men were later taken away by the police.
Angry passengers expressed their disgust. One hospital worker branded group “selfish” for delays him work.
Ben Hersh, 24 office worker who regularly uses the bridge to get to work said the protesters should “grow up’ and ‘stop aiming at regular people”.
“I know that climate issues are important, but why are we always aimed at us?” he said
“They are need grow up stop doing stupid tricks, stop aiming at regular people and, perhaps more people would do anything to help them and environment”.
This was stated by Commander Ade Adelekan from the police. on Saturday: Extinction Rising made them intentions clear in them public announcements that they plan to hold a “mass action” and blockade the districts of London for as long as possible draw attention to your cause.
“Everyone has the right to protest, and public understands that protest is often result in degree of violation. However, rights of protesters must be balanced against rights of the wider the public enterprise and community.
“We have a comprehensive policing plan, together with colleagues from the city of London police are ready to consider using police powers should protest result in serious breach or involvement anyone commission criminal crimes. Our plan includes a specialist teams on standby to respond to any protests who to lock or glue oneself to street furniture or complicated structures, should what do you need.
“We were in contact with organizers in in run up to their event and we will continue to engage with them throughout the period in attempt avoid a serious disruption to the London Communities”.
Since 2018, XR has spent four extended campaigns of subversive protest in London is calling for in government take measures on climate and biodiversity crisis.
XR activists hope this new strategy we will cause major breakdown.