Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Extinction Rebellion: Dozens of arrests at London and Amsterdam protests

Extinction Rebellion: Dozens of arrests at London and Amsterdam protests

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver as part of an global day of action demanding governments take more urgent action on climate change.

"I just don't think you win many friends by making their day more hard than it need be".

Where will the protests be?

Extinction Insurrection have shut down one of many nation's largest meat markets by changing butchery stalls with natural fruit and greens in its newest stunt aiming to paralyse London.

The demonstration on Monday was a joint initiative that took place in multiple countries.

In London, police arrested at least 20 people Monday as protesters have vowed to close down Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

Spokeswoman Miriam Robinson said the plan was to "swarm" city centre intersections throughout the day.

(Reuters) Police clear Potsdamer Platz as climate activists from Extinction Rebellion launch a new wave of "civil disobedience" in Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2019.

The Prince Edward Viaduct on Bloor Street has been shut down, as protesters disrupt city streets, believing the event spreads awareness.

She added that she joined Extinction Rebellion because she was "terrified" about the future for her young daughter.

"We need the government to declare a climate emergency and we need them to act to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025".

"These are the key principles that unite activists across the planet".

The activists said they would "stay here as long as it takes. three or four days".

Over one hundred protesters camped out overnight on Horseferry Road, the home to a number of government ministries. "Extreme weather will tell this truth for us unless the government does it for us first".

Protests are expected to spread across dozens of cities, including Delhi and NY, in the days and weeks ahead as activists call for urgent environmental action.

More than 1,000 people attended an "opening ceremony" at Marble Arch on Sunday evening, featuring meditation and dancing as "inspiration" prior to the protests.

A spokesperson says police were pleased in general with the behaviour of protestors in the city.

"Sorry that we blocked the road, but this is an emergency", declared placards held by activists in Amsterdam.

In the English capital, it asked people to converge in Westminster - the seat of the UK's legislative power - and blockade roads.

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