Extinction Rebellion protests 'stretch' Met Police

A climate change activist climbed on top of a plane on the runway of London's City Airport

A climate change activist climbed on top of a plane on the runway of London's City Airport

Extinction Rebellion in Lowestoft next meeting will take place on October 22 at 7.30pm at the united reform church, London Road North.

Dame Cressida Dick said she hoped the demonstrators would "protest lawfully" or "go home" after their "failure to take and occupy" certain streets.

A group of climate activists who have been protesting in Montreal all week have turned to crowdfunding for financial support.

At the end of a week of demonstrations that has seen more than 1,100 arrests, the force was also dealing with the fatal stabbings of two teenagers within four hours.

One protester said raising awareness about the effects of climate change on health is part of their "duty of care as healthcare professionals".

On Friday, demonstrators targeted the BBC offices in central London and other prominent areas, including Trafalgar Square and Bishopsgate.

The demonstration is the latest in a week of long-planned protests by Extinction Rebellion in countries around the world to highlight what it claims is the inadequate response of governments to climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists are protesting in cities around the world, including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Sydney, and are calling for urgent action on global climate and wildlife emergencies.

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".

Extinction Rebellion Lowestoft branch on the high street.

On the same day as the airport protests, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Stratford, East London, and an 18-year-old man also died after suffering stab wounds in Camberwell, South London.

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