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Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

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By ITN News Editor April 17, 2019 12:52

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

Nearly 300 climate change activists have been arrested after roads were blocked in central London, amid protests aimed at shutting the capital.

A second day of disruption took place after Extinction Rebellion campaigners camped overnight at Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus.

Up to 500,000 people were affected by the diversion of 55 bus routes.

The Met said 290 people had been arrested.

During protests in Edinburgh, 29 arrests were made. Organisers said protests had been held in more than 80 cities across 33 countries.

In London, motorists face gridlocked traffic on a number of alternative routes, such as Westminster Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 17, 2019 12:52

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