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More Than 100 Arrested As Climate Change Protesters Block Central London Roads

17 April 2019 International News

More than 100 people were arrested as climate change protesters demonstrated in central London. Police said there had been a total of 113 arrests, the majority for public order offences and obstruction of the highway, Scotland Yard said.

Police were reported to have begun moving the protesters off Waterloo Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday after an order was made restricting them to gathering in the area around Marble Arch.

However, groups of protesters remained on the streets in Westminster as rush hour approached on Tuesday morning.

Transport for London warned bus users that routes were to ‘remain on diversion / curtailment in central London due to on-going protest which are blocking roads’.

It came after environmental protesters blocked some of London’s busiest roads and vandalised Shell’s headquarters on Monday as they demanded action on climate change.

Thousands of people gathered at five central London locations in a bid to bring the capital to a standstill.

Some activists glued themselves to windows and smashed glass revolving doors at Shell’s HQ near Waterloo, while others climbed the building to spray graffiti and hang banners.

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Source: Metro news

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