London: environmental activists block roads | Europe a day | DW

16-04-2019 02:04

Thousands of environmental activists gathered on Monday (15.04.2019) in three enclaves in central London, blocking roads to demand from the government measures to curb climate change.

Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and the Waterloo Bridge have been the places chosen by the protesters of the Extinction Rebellion group, which promotes measures against the "unprecedented global emergency" posed by climate change.

The group, which wants to prolong the concentration for up to two weeks, asks the Executive to declare a climate and ecological emergency, to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by 2025 and to create a citizens' assembly to deal with decisions that affect to global warming.

The organization today sent a letter with these demands to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to which they ask to meet with them under the threat of escalation in their actions in the coming weeks if their demands are not met. (efe)

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