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Extinction Rebellion: Climate protest brings London to standstill

2019-10-08 09:25:18       source:The Aljazeera

October 7, 2019

London, United Kingdom - Hundreds of climate protesters have blocked roads in central London to launch a two-week protest as thousands of activists are expected to descend on the British capital aiming to occupy key sites around government departments and the Houses of Parliament.

Extinction Rebellion activist groups from across the country on Monday took drums and banners to 11 sites around Westminster, besieging bridges and roads leading to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Across the capital, meanwhile, signs reading "Business as usual = death" popped up on bridges and trains stations.

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