Police raid on Extinction Rebellion storehouse ahead of global protests

Police officers detain a man outside Lambeth County Court during a raid on an Extinction Rebellion storage facility

Police officers detain a man outside Lambeth County Court during a raid on an Extinction Rebellion storage facility Credit Reuters

"Extinction Rebellion was a United Kingdom founded organization".

She said the protests would continue until the four demands by Extinction Rebellion were met, being climate action, telling the truth, preserve biodiversity and dismantling colonial systems of oppression. Members of the York group are heading down to Westminster to take part in the demonstration.

"In the United Kingdom, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW", the group says on its website.

More famous faces are expected to join the protests over the coming days and at the weekend model Daisy Lowe, who was also pictured at the protest on Monday, hosted an Extinction Rebellion dinner for friends, with sympathetic guests including Mel B.

The Victoria police wrote on Twitter, "We are aware of the planned demonstration tomorrow on the Johnson Street Bridge".

The banner unfurled at the University of York.

"We have no choice but to rebel until our government declares a climate and ecological emergency and takes the action that is required to save us".

Extinction Rebellion also occupied the intersection of Government and Belleville streets on September 20 from 2 p.m.to 10 p.m., following a student strike for climate change action on the legislature lawn.

Christine McLuckie was on one of the buses that became stuck during the protest.

Some 30 campaigners in Sydney were charged with committing offences after hundreds of protesters blocked a busy road.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said there will be irreversible changes to the global environment if society doesn't take rapid, intense action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The group said the protests Monday were taking place in 60 cities worldwide in countries including Turkey, Canada, South Africa, Mexico and elsewhere.

The atmosphere is friendly, despite the arrests, three of the protesters said to NL Times.

In Amsterdam, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major road outside the Rijksmuseum, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, and set up tents.

The activist also defended the organisation's use of lock-on devices as nonviolent and said they didn't approve of the amount of police resources used at the protests.

According to XR's website, the loose-knit, socio-political group launched on October 31, 2018 and uses sit-ins, mass protests and non-violent, civil disobedience to draw attention to their causes. "Frankly we don't have time to wait for an opportune moment". We're asking government departments to tell us what their plans are.

"Why should I care about a pension, why should I care about a mortgage if the generation above us, who have really done very well, aren't taking action to make sure that we inherit a world that's liveable?".

Just before 11 a.m., Halifax Regional Police gave the protesters 10 minutes to gather their things and leave the premises.

"We're here because we are deeply concerned for the situation of the planet and people", Cowen told CBS News.

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