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Moment Climate Change Protesters Are Removed From DLR Train By Police

The road is blocked by demonstrators during a climate protest at Marble Arch in London Tuesday Extinction Rebellion Group Urge for ‘Radical Change’ to Defy Climate Change
Cary Marshall | 17 April, 2019, 16:24

The man and woman unfurled a banner reading "Climate Emergency - Act Now". Thousands have taken part in the movement, which calls for urgent action to fight humans' warming of the Earth's atmosphere.

Nearly 300 arrests were made in the first two days of the protest.

They also shut down the Tube's Wi-Fi network this morning as a preventative measure to stop activists from coordinating between different Underground stations.

Q&A Who are Extinction Rebellion? The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. Demonstration have included blocking bridges to traffic in London and a semi-naked protest inside the House of Commons. One placard read: "Rebel for Life".

"We're working closely with the police to manage the impact of disruption to London's transport network", a Transport for London representative told The Guardian. "Customer wifi in underground stations has been temporarily switched off".

It added: "There is a need to ensure the right balance is struck between allowing the right to peaceful protest, while disruption to communities is kept to a minimum".

Transport officials said services were delayed.

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The events in London are part of an global "climate rebellion" organised by Extinction Rebellion.

"People have come up to us to thank us emphatically", she said. In The Hague on Tuesday, activists occupied the worldwide criminal court building.

Police have arrested more than 300 people since Monday during protests by the group Extinction Rebellion. By 6am on Wednesday, all had been released and charged with breach of the peace, to appear in court at a later date.

Activist Katy Fowler, 39, from Machynlleth in Wales, said reaction from the public had been very positive.

Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

The group is demanding the government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen's assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change.

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