Monday, 14 October, 2019

Large climate change protests in London and other cities

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	Oriena Vuong			Global News	
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Steven Clarke | 09 October, 2019, 14:05

Activists with a group dubbed Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on bridges in Halifax, Toronto and Edmonton, with similar protests planned for Victoria, Montreal and Vancouver later in the day.

Extinction Rebellion is a protest movement that has sharply risen in popularity across the globe in 2019.

Police have made 531 arrests over the two days of protests.

Demonstrations have taken place in countries including Germany, Spain, Austria, France and New Zealand.

The group said that while its protests may cause some disruption they would be focused on government and industry, not on the public.

Extinction Rebellion blocked around 12 sites in London on Monday but police have now issued orders limiting legal protest to a site at Trafalgar Square.

In central Paris, dozens of Extinction Rebellion activists blocked a street and bridge in the Chatelet district.

Extinction Rebellion called on the Irish government to live up to its "moral and political obligation" to adopt a "budget for climate justice".

In an effort to raise awareness about the climate crisis, protesters are preventing motorists from driving across the bridge.

A protester hanging from a harness beneath Brisbane's Story Bridge and brandishing "climate emergency" flags was taken into police custody and charged with unregulated high-risk activity.

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The Queensland government's goal is to generate 50 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and achieve zero net emissions by 2050.

Protests by climate change activists are expected in some 60 cities over the next two weeks.

What's been happening and where?

More than 100 protesters dressed as bees at Sydney's Hyde Park to highlight their claim that insects are under threat due to the impact of humans on the environment.

Protests are expected to spread across dozens of cities, including Delhi and NY, in the days and weeks ahead as activists call for urgent environmental action.

Extinction Rebellion defended its style of protest on the streets of Wellington.

Leigh MP Jo Platt has given her backing, posting a picture of herself holding an Extinction Rebellion flyer on social media along with a message saying she recognised there is a climate emergency and activists were "doing something about it".

It describes itself as an global "non-violent civil disobedience activist movement".

'I say to protesters, what if it was your mother or grandmother that was held up from getting to hospital because of your actions, blocking streets?

The group uses an hourglass inside a circle as its logo to represent time running out for many species.

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