Klimatgruppen Extinction rebellion has had the intention to ”shut down” London. They have blocked several famous streets and bridges in the british capital, including Waterloo bridge, Oxford circus and Marble arch.
On good Friday the group planned also to somehow block the Heathrow airport. The home secretary Sajid Javid said the same day that the police would take to their ”full strength” to prevent the demonstrators. A small group of activists gathered at a roundabout at the airport on Friday, but they did not disturb the business.Image 1 of 2 Activists demonstrated at Oxford circus on Saturday. Photo: Niklas Hallén/AFP Slide 2 of 2 A protester is arrested by police at Waterloo bridge. Photo: Penelope Barritt/REX Slideshow
Saturday that they have arrested 750 people and 28 people have been indicted in connection with the protests. The authority has asked for help from the other polisområden and asked for 200 extra police officers.
– Every day has 1.000-1.500 police officers worked to suppress the demonstrations. It has affected both the corps and the public, said police chief Cressida Dick to the BBC.
the Series of rebellions requirement is that the government is going to reduce the country's emissions to zero by 2025. They have stated that 50,000 people said they participated in the weekly demonstrations.
Earlier in the week organised group including a demonstration in Stockholm. Then went to several activists on the ground outside parliament and played dead.
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