Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion hangs climate poppy wreath on Cenotaph on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020

Extinction Rebellion has staged a climate change protest at the Cenotaph just hours before Remembrance Day ceremonies are due to take place. The protesters hung a banner that reads ‘Honour Their Sacrifice, Climate Change Means War’ and lay their own wreath of poppies on the memorial. The poppies were decorated with the words ‘climate change […]

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Extinction Rebellion ‘go floppy’ when arrested, complains senior Met officer

September 16, 2020

Protesters’ arrest tactic is a ‘pain in the neck’, Sir Stephen House tells committee hearing A spokeswoman for XR confirmed that its protesters were encouraged and trained to go limp when being arrested. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Rex/Shutterstock One of Britain’s most senior police officers has launched an angry tirade against Extinction Rebellion protesters going “all floppy” […]

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Extinction Rebellion protester arrested for defacing Winston Churchill statue

September 10, 2020

Over 600 people were arrested during the environmental demonstrations in London The statue of Winston Churchill is seen vandalised with spray paint on 10 September. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ten days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London ended with naked protests and an arrest over graffiti daubed on a statue of Winston Churchill. At least […]

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HS2 protesters spray fake blood on DfT entrance and glue themselves to doors

September 4, 2020

Extinction Rebellion and other anti-HS2 protesters sprayed fake blood over the entrance of the Department for Transport as construction on the controversial high-speed rail line officially began. Demonstrators glued themselves to the door of the DfT’s London headquarters and chanted ‘HS2 is ecocide’ and ‘HS2 has blood on their hands’ as police tried to remove […]

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At least 90 arrested as Extinction Rebellion kick off weeks of disruption

September 1, 2020

Dozens of people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked a road near the Houses of Parliament. The campaigners sat in the middle of the road next to Parliament Square to stop traffic. Dozens of police officers swooped in to carry them away to vans parked nearby, while the rest of the group danced, […]

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Streets shut and protests planned in 10 days of climate chaos Extinction Rebellion demos

September 1, 2020

Ten days of climate change demonstrations have begun as Extinction Rebellion (XR) take to the streets across the UK. XR protesters have already closed off Oxford Street in Manchester city centre with more stunts planned for London later today. The Metropolitan Police has imposed conditions against any protests in the capital, allowing gatherings only on […]

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Weekend of Extinction Rebellion protests starts with bridge blocking

August 28, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have kicked off a weekend of planned demonstrations by blocking roads and bridges. The climate change activist group have organised a series of protests across Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire over the Bank Holiday weekend – […]

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Extinction Rebellion protesters cover Trafalgar Square in fake blood

August 9, 2020

Five Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have been arrested after pouring fake blood over the steps of Trafalgar Square in protest against the deaths of indigenous people in Brazil. Marking International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the activists could be seen lying ‘dead’ on the ground while others held up banners that read ‘genocide [equals] […]

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