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+++ London Comes to Standstill as Over 100 Climate Change Protesters Block Off 5 Bridges +++ 70 Arrested +++


Organisers of the "Extinction Rebellion" event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain's government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. +++



London: British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London.


The protest centred for several hours on Westminster Bridge, near Britain's parliament, but there was also disruption to traffic on four other bridges.


Hundreds of people protested near Westminster, carrying banners with messages including "Stop Climate Breakdown", "Fossil Fuel Era Over" and "Rebel For Life".


WE DECLARE:


>>> International Non-Violent Rebellion Against the World's Governments for Criminal Inaction on the Ecological Crisis


WE DEMAND:


>>> Governments tell the truth about the ecological Crisis


>>> WWII-Scale Climate Mobilization for zero emissions & drawdown by 2025


>>> Participatory Democracy


1: "This is an act of mass civil disobedience. This is the start of an international rebellion protesting the lack of action on the ecological crisis."


Police said demonstrators had mostly been arrested for obstructing the road, and had no immediate information on charges or the total number of protesters.


Organisers said more than 6,000 people had been involved.


The Man: "The demonstration is having a direct impact on others across London who wish to go about their daily business - and (stopped) the emergency services from using the bridges to travel around London."


Britain reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 40 percent between 1990 and 2016, and the government has committed to a total reduction of 80 percent by 2050.


The Extinction Rebellion campaigners are calling for emissions to be reduced to zero on a net basis by 2025.​


+++ JOIN THE REBELLION +++


xrebellion.org | rebellion.earth








Extinction Rebellion is a campaign by the network.


Fight for Life:


We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The government has failed to protect us. To survive, it's going to take everything we've got.


Our demands:


>>> The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.


>>> The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.


>>> A national Citizen's Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.



Discussion 4 Comments

  • Irie Zen 18th Nov 2018

    • Irie Zen 18th Nov 2018

    • Irie Zen 18th Nov 2018

       


      The Great Dying wiped out at least 90% of the species on Earth due to an abrupt rise in global-average temperature about 252 million years ago. The vast majority of complex life became extinct.


      Based on information from the most conservative sources available, Earth is headed for a similar or higher global-average temperature in the very near future.


      The recent and near-future rises in temperature are occurring and will occur at least three orders of magnitude faster than the worst of all prior Mass Extinctions.


      Habitat for human animals is disappearing throughout the world, and abrupt climate change has barely begun.


       

  • Irie Zen 18th Nov 2018