Arrests as Climate Activists Block Roads in London

VOA News Oct 7, 2019

London Police said some 135 climate activists have been arrested as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. Among those arrested was a blind man who according to police had “obstructed a highway.” Demonstrators staged rallies across central London on Monday as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. The arrests come as protesters in cities across Europe blocked roads ahead of what is being described as widespread demonstrations. Extinction Rebellion says protesters were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment outside the Ministry of Defense. Similar climate protests are happening in Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam and other European cities. (AP)

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