Princess Arrested In London Extinction Rebellion Protests

Federico Mansilla
Octubre 12, 2019

Extinction Rebellion Lowestoft branch on the high street.

Taxis and cars were allowed along Whitehall and into Trafalgar Square for the first time since the climate activists took hold of the area in Westminster on Monday.

Emma Bateman from Lowestoft attended the protests in London with her 81-year-old mother Anne Bateman - who also made the groups flags.

"We, the people, have chose to do your job and Tell the Truth from the BBC Broadcasting House about where we're headed if we don't change course", Extinction Rebellion said in a statement on its Facebook page about the latest stunt.

She told the PA news agency she hoped the activists would choose to either "protest lawfully" or "go home".

One campaigner who was arrested in April, when the group brought some of London's busiest roads to a standstill for more than 11 days, said he didn't join the latest wave of protests because he no longer has faith that he will be properly supported if he is arrested again.

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More than 1,100 people have been arrested during a week of climate protests, including at Trafalgar Square and the BBC's New Broadcasting House.

As part of their protests on Friday, activists gathered outside tents at Trafalgar Square and blocked the entrance to the BBC's central London headquarters.

Yesterday, demonstrations focused on London City Airport, where protesters attempted a "Hong Kong-style occupation" of the terminal building, with hundreds blocking the main entrance.

Around 50 people had been arrested at London airport on Thursday, after partially-sighted former Paralympic cyclist, James Brown, got on top of a British Airways plane to stand up "for everybody's kids". 'It takes its toll on my officers too, ' Dame Cressida said of the mass demonstrations.

"We are protesting illegal levels of air pollution".

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