Climate Demonstrators

21 Apr 19
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London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital.

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

A 47-year-old man has been arrested after a mosque in Lancashire what vandalized with racist graffiti three days in a row. The Masjid-e-Salaam in Preston was first targeted on Good Friday, when it hit the gateposts in Watling Street. It was cleaned away on the Saturday night and Sunday morning. We'll tell you what's true. […]

21 Apr 19
The Sun
THE shambolic response to the climate loons shutting down London this week is a national embarrassment. The Mayor and the Met have huffed and puffed in the press — but the green tents are still standing. The shambolic response to the climate loons shutting down London this week is a national embarrassment Our top cops run what should be a respected force more like a team of social workers and efforts emboldened protesters Our top cops run what should be a respected force more like a team of social workers. Their pathetic efforts have emboldened protesters. The weak response has sent a message to every other fringe leftie movement that they’ll be able to do the same thing. This lot have been given plenty of time to make their point. Would the protesters have been given a week to block London streets if they’d been pro-Brexit demonstrators? We doubt it. If this open-air Swampy tribute act isn’t shifted soon there must be consequences — including resignations. Tomorrow, Britain goes back to work. The Home Secretary must ensure police have cleared the streets. Because the Mayor looks to have given up. [bc_video video_id=”6027863576001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Heathrow protest – Climate-change activists sob as they fail to shut down UK’s busiest airport on Good Friday”] BLOATED BEEB In a world of subscription services, the BBC’s licence fee is increasingly out of date EVEN BBC lifers can see the writing is on the wall unless Auntie modernises, quickly. In a world of subscription services, the licence fee is increasingly out of date. And when the Beeb fills its schedules with endless cookery shows and wastes bucketloads of cash on a new podcast app that barely works, you can hardly blame the increasing number of people refusing to pay. Online isn’t much better, with the BBC creeping ever more into areas of journalism that commercial providers are already covering without its massive public subsidy. The corporation has spread itself far too thin. It must get smaller, and get better. Or it could be the end of the Beeb as we know it. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN OPINION” posts_category=”317″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] LAST ORDERS The recent business rates revaluation has been the death knell for pubs across the country THE sheer number of pubs closing every day is staggering. These community hubs can knit a neighbourhood together. But landlords are battered by a perfect storm, much of which is created by the Treasury. It’s not just booze taxes. The recent business rates revaluation has been the death knell for pubs across the country. The bean-counters at No11 have promised they will reform rates before they strangle the high street. The clock is ticking. [bc_video video_id=”6022618940001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Wetherspoon is selling 16 of its pubs – is your local one of them?”] CROWNING GLORY The Queen’s commitment to public service and her dedication are an example to the rest of us A HAPPY 93rd birthday to the Queen. Her commitment to public service and her dedication are an example to the rest of us. Let’s hope some of the younger royals are paying attention. [bc_video video_id=”6028449600001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive at St George’s Chapel for Easter Sunday church service along with Prince Harry but his pregnant wife Meghan Markle is missing”]
21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Police have cleared the latest activists of the Waterloo Bridge's Extinction rebellion in London, despite earlier calls to social media for people ready to be arrested for "going there and saving him". The streets around Parliament Square were cleared of protesters earlier Sunday, and the northbound causeway of the Waterloo Bridge was reopened to traffic […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Schools have to deal with "Teflon children," reports of violent threats against pregnant employees. At the NASUWT Teachers' Union conference in Belfast over Easter, a motion was called for teachers to be defended if their security was "jeopardized by multidisciplinary discrimination". The violence of students in schools has worsened after cuts in the education budget, […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Four people from Devon and Cornwall have been indicted by the police for protesting the Extinction Rebellion in central London. A week of protests against climate change brought the capital by blocking major routes to major disruptions. The demonstrators set up a camp on Waterloo Bridge and blocked other areas such as Parliament Square, Marble […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Although this view is not signed for a moment, if it should have made us a laughingstock, the way the authorities treated the climate change demonstration must be enough for a sitcom. From the moment that the environmentalist middle-class seizure that is Extinction Rebellion began, the authorities have made mistakes and messed up every trick […]

21 Apr 19

In 1920s North America, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera painted public frescos confronting the effects of industrialisation. In 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon sat in bed for world peace. And now this week, in London, a new collaboration of activists, artists and performers have united to protest the biosphere’s erosion. On Monday, under the banner of […]

21 Apr 19
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Two men were arrested after a horse, believed to be pregnant, collapsed on the hottest day of the year in a major street in Cardiff city center. Men aged 21 and 25 are in custody after being suspected of causing unnecessary harm to a protected animal. The South Wales police and the RSPCA were called […]

21 Apr 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The protesters who glued themselves to trains and stopped traffic for days in London are having a change of heart and have announced that they plan to shift towards political activism moving forward<br data-cke-eol=”1″> (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The protesters who glued themselves to trains and stopped traffic for days in London are having a change […]

21 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
ECO-warriors are planning on causing travel chaos for thousands of families by blocking one of the main roads into London tomorrow. Extinction Rebellion (XR) are now planning on having a “picnic” on the Westway road near Edgware Road tube station – a key route on the A40 into the capital from West. Some protesters gathered on Waterloo Bridge today It comes as the group said they were willing to “pause” the demonstrations Police officers take away a climate change activist from a demonstration blocking Waterloo Bridge in London on April 21, 2019, on the seventh day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group Climate change activists sing songs as they continue to block the road on Waterloo Bridge in London Police dismantle the tents at the Extinction Rebellion demonstration on Waterloo Bridge in London The plan could cause traffic mayhem for motorists trying to enjoy the Bank holiday weekend or those returning to London for work. It comes as the group has caused chaos in the capital, this week as hundreds of activists blocked Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Marble Arch – which is believed to have cost businesses millions of pounds. NEW PHASE OF PROTESTS But the group announced they were willing to “pause” the protests and said it would mark “a new phase of rebellion” in a bid to achieve “political aims”. Since the demonstrations started, a week ago, at least 831 people have been arrested and 42 people have been charged. Farhana Yamin who is part of the group said being able to “pause” the disruptive protests showed it was an “organised and a long-term political force to be reckoned with.” She said: “Today marks a transition from week one, which focused on actions that were vision-holding but also caused mass disruption across many dimensions. “Week two marks a new phase of rebellion focused on negotiations where the focus will shift to our actual political demands.” Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I’ve been a police officer for 36 years – I have never known an operation, a single operation, in which over 700 people have been arrested.” [bc_video video_id=”6028310100001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the climate change protests have been ‘resource intensive'”] Cops try to use solvent to unglue activists bound together A man in a hammock is arrested as protesters from Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus Love Actually star Dame Emma Thompson, 60, addresses crowds at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Oxford Circus in London On Friday Dame Emma Thompson blamed police for “wasting taxpayers’ money” by tackling the Extinction Rebellion protests which have caused misery for Londoners. The Oscar-winning actress, 60, defended the illegal demonstrations at sites like Oxford Circus — where she joined protesters on a pink boat blocking traffic on the busy shopping street. Facing accusations that the demos were wasting valuable police time, Dame Emma told the Daily Mail: “We didn’t ask for police resources, that is their decision. It’s not like we are burning things down. “The police turned up because they have been asked to turn up. “They decided to spend their money in this way, which I personally think is a waste of taxpayers’ money. “We aren’t doing anything violent.” Even bigger demonstrations are feared – with greater turnout prompted by the good weather and the airing of a David Attenborough documentary on climate change on Thursday. After more than 680 arrests, Scotland Yard warned that resources were being stretched to breaking point as mass demonstrations run into their sixth day today. MISERY FOR LONDONERS Businesses around Oxford Street are thought to have lost tens of millions in revenue from the pink boat demo. The illegal protest sparked travel chaos throughout Central London before the boat was eventually dismantled after 100 hours. Protesters who had glued and chained themselves to the vessel were eventually cut loose before being rounded up by officers. The Metropolitan Police had come under intense criticism by Londoners after they appeared to take a light-touch approach to the demonstrations earlier this week. Waterloo Bridge was overrun by activists who set up a make-shift camp on what is among the capital’s busiest thoroughfares. Another illegal demonstration took place at Parliament Square opposite Westminster – while hundreds have taken part in a legal gathering at Marble Arch. WEPT AT HEATHROW Members of the group wept as they tried to shut down Heathrow Airport at the start of the Easter holidays today, but their protest failed to disrupt a single flight. Climate-change activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) sobbed as they were faced by police at Britain’s busiest airport on Good Friday morning. But the demonstration fizzled out without any flights cancelled. An Extinction Rebellion organiser insisted the group had still caused “emotional disruption”. Eco-warriors from Extinction Rebellion sob at a Heathrow Airport protest FLIGHT ‘HYPOCRISY’ Earlier, Dame Emma defended her decision to fly 5,400 miles to join the Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors who massed in Central London on what was the fifth day of protests. She jetted business-class from LA and arrived at Heathrow on Wednesday to add her to support to the climate-change demonstrations crippling the capital. But dungaree-wearing Dame Emma insisted that her conscience is clear – because she plants a lot of trees. She told the BBC: “Unfortunately, sometimes I have to fly. “But I don’t fly nearly as much as I did because of my carbon footprint. “And I plant a lot of trees.” [quote credit=”Emma Thompson”]Unfortunately, sometimes I have to fly. But I don’t fly nearly as much as I did because of my carbon footprint. And I plant a lot of trees.[/quote] The Love Actually star said “I bloody don’t” fly economy to reduce her carbon footprint, as she was “far too old for that” – but recognised she may be accused of hypocrisy. Dame Emma added: “One of the things that has happened, consistently, over the decades I’ve been protesting about this is it’s always turned back on the individual. “The fact of the matter is everyone has been asking for clean energy for decades and it has been ignored for decades. “So where is the hypocrisy? If I could fly cleanly I would.” Demonstrators massed around the pink protest boat carrying Dame Emma on Friday The Oscar-winning star posed for photos and spoke to reporters Cops confirmed that over 680 activists have been arrested so far since the demonstrations began on Monday ‘WE HAVE FAILED YOUNG PEOPLE’ Dame Emma, who had also joined demonstrators on Thursday, added: “We have seriously failed them and our planet is in serious trouble, we have much, much less time than we thought. “I have seen the evidence for myself and I really care about my children and grandchildren enough to want to be here today to stand with the next generation. “If you can’t have fun whilst saving the planet, what’s the point?” [quote credit=”Dame Emma Thompson”]Protest should always have a sense of joy in it because what we are protesting about is saving this extraordinary home of ours [/quote] “Protest should always have a sense of joy in it because what we are protesting about is saving this extraordinary home of ours and also celebrating the passion and inspiring energy of this young generation. “These are young people who have finally said to my generation ‘I’m so sorry but you have failed us’. “We all feel dreadful about that. “My feeling is I feel massively inspired by this young generation and want to stand next to them.” Shortly after Dame Emma’s speech cops circled the boat and told bystanders there was an order to clear the area. It is estimated that a single 5,456-mile transatlantic flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow would run up a three-tonne carbon footprint. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [bc_video video_id=”6028005438001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emma Thompson defends flying 5,400 miles from Los Angeles for Extinction Rebellion protest in London, saying she ‘plants lots of trees’”] Robin Boardman-Pattison, ringleader of the movement, declared during a TV interview this week that flying “should only be used in emergencies” despite appearing to travel extensively. An Extinction Rebellion spokesman said: “If Emma Thompson wants to come and help out, that’s great, she’s using her platform which is incredibly valuable to anyone. “If she has to fly around the world like a climate lawyer might have to fly around the world, it seems counter-productive in the short term but we are looking at the bigger picture.” [boxout headline=”Sir David shows the way” featured-image=”4145340″ intro=”SIR David Attenborough was hailed for his TV climate change call to arms this week, with viewers calling it the real way to make people notice.”]Fans said Thursday’s passionate BBC show, Climate Change — The Facts, did more than Extinction Rebellion’s disruptive protests. The show, watched by 3.34 million people, outlined the crisis facing the planet using the quiet authority of Sir David, 92, left. Independent MP Anna Soubry wrote online: “This is how you win change — by making the argument based on evidence, not clogging up our great capital #London.” Sir David told viewers: “In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined. “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that without dramatic action, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.” [/boxout] Emma Thompson arriving at Heathrow on Wednesday before joining Extinction Rebellion’s protest The actor made the transatlantic flight to join the eco-protest which is now its sixth day today Protesters in Parliament Square on the fourth night of disruption in London The activists also shutdown Oxford Circus, causing more travel chaos We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. 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21 Apr 19
The Sun
ECO-warriors are planning on causing travel chaos for thousands of families by blocking one of the main roads into London tomorrow. Extinction Rebellion (XR) are now planning on having a “picnic” on the Westway road near Edgware Road tube station – a key route on the A40 into the capital from West. Some protesters gathered on Waterloo Bridge today It comes as the group said they were willing to “pause” the demonstrations Police officers take away a climate change activist from a demonstration blocking Waterloo Bridge in London on April 21, 2019, on the seventh day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group Climate change activists sing songs as they continue to block the road on Waterloo Bridge in London Police dismantle the tents at the Extinction Rebellion demonstration on Waterloo Bridge in London The plan could cause traffic mayhem for motorists trying to enjoy the Bank holiday weekend or those returning to London for work. It comes as the group has caused chaos in the capital, this week as hundreds of activists blocked Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Marble Arch – which is believed to have cost businesses millions of pounds. NEW PHASE OF PROTESTS But the group announced they were willing to “pause” the protests and said it would mark “a new phase of rebellion” in a bid to achieve “political aims”. Since the demonstrations started, a week ago, at least 831 people have been arrested and 42 people have been charged. Farhana Yamin who is part of the group said being able to “pause” the disruptive protests showed it was an “organised and a long-term political force to be reckoned with.” She said: “Today marks a transition from week one, which focused on actions that were vision-holding but also caused mass disruption across many dimensions. “Week two marks a new phase of rebellion focused on negotiations where the focus will shift to our actual political demands.” Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I’ve been a police officer for 36 years – I have never known an operation, a single operation, in which over 700 people have been arrested.” [bc_video video_id=”6028310100001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the climate change protests have been ‘resource intensive'”] Cops try to use solvent to unglue activists bound together A man in a hammock is arrested as protesters from Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus Love Actually star Dame Emma Thompson, 60, addresses crowds at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Oxford Circus in London On Friday Dame Emma Thompson blamed police for “wasting taxpayers’ money” by tackling the Extinction Rebellion protests which have caused misery for Londoners. The Oscar-winning actress, 60, defended the illegal demonstrations at sites like Oxford Circus — where she joined protesters on a pink boat blocking traffic on the busy shopping street. Facing accusations that the demos were wasting valuable police time, Dame Emma told the Daily Mail: “We didn’t ask for police resources, that is their decision. It’s not like we are burning things down. “The police turned up because they have been asked to turn up. “They decided to spend their money in this way, which I personally think is a waste of taxpayers’ money. “We aren’t doing anything violent.” Even bigger demonstrations are feared – with greater turnout prompted by the good weather and the airing of a David Attenborough documentary on climate change on Thursday. After more than 680 arrests, Scotland Yard warned that resources were being stretched to breaking point as mass demonstrations run into their sixth day today. MISERY FOR LONDONERS Businesses around Oxford Street are thought to have lost tens of millions in revenue from the pink boat demo. The illegal protest sparked travel chaos throughout Central London before the boat was eventually dismantled after 100 hours. Protesters who had glued and chained themselves to the vessel were eventually cut loose before being rounded up by officers. The Metropolitan Police had come under intense criticism by Londoners after they appeared to take a light-touch approach to the demonstrations earlier this week. Waterloo Bridge was overrun by activists who set up a make-shift camp on what is among the capital’s busiest thoroughfares. Another illegal demonstration took place at Parliament Square opposite Westminster – while hundreds have taken part in a legal gathering at Marble Arch. WEPT AT HEATHROW Members of the group wept as they tried to shut down Heathrow Airport at the start of the Easter holidays today, but their protest failed to disrupt a single flight. Climate-change activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) sobbed as they were faced by police at Britain’s busiest airport on Good Friday morning. But the demonstration fizzled out without any flights cancelled. An Extinction Rebellion organiser insisted the group had still caused “emotional disruption”. Eco-warriors from Extinction Rebellion sob at a Heathrow Airport protest FLIGHT ‘HYPOCRISY’ Earlier, Dame Emma defended her decision to fly 5,400 miles to join the Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors who massed in Central London on what was the fifth day of protests. She jetted business-class from LA and arrived at Heathrow on Wednesday to add her to support to the climate-change demonstrations crippling the capital. But dungaree-wearing Dame Emma insisted that her conscience is clear – because she plants a lot of trees. She told the BBC: “Unfortunately, sometimes I have to fly. “But I don’t fly nearly as much as I did because of my carbon footprint. “And I plant a lot of trees.” [quote credit=”Emma Thompson”]Unfortunately, sometimes I have to fly. But I don’t fly nearly as much as I did because of my carbon footprint. And I plant a lot of trees.[/quote] The Love Actually star said “I bloody don’t” fly economy to reduce her carbon footprint, as she was “far too old for that” – but recognised she may be accused of hypocrisy. Dame Emma added: “One of the things that has happened, consistently, over the decades I’ve been protesting about this is it’s always turned back on the individual. “The fact of the matter is everyone has been asking for clean energy for decades and it has been ignored for decades. “So where is the hypocrisy? If I could fly cleanly I would.” Demonstrators massed around the pink protest boat carrying Dame Emma on Friday The Oscar-winning star posed for photos and spoke to reporters Cops confirmed that over 680 activists have been arrested so far since the demonstrations began on Monday ‘WE HAVE FAILED YOUNG PEOPLE’ Dame Emma, who had also joined demonstrators on Thursday, added: “We have seriously failed them and our planet is in serious trouble, we have much, much less time than we thought. “I have seen the evidence for myself and I really care about my children and grandchildren enough to want to be here today to stand with the next generation. “If you can’t have fun whilst saving the planet, what’s the point?” [quote credit=”Dame Emma Thompson”]Protest should always have a sense of joy in it because what we are protesting about is saving this extraordinary home of ours [/quote] “Protest should always have a sense of joy in it because what we are protesting about is saving this extraordinary home of ours and also celebrating the passion and inspiring energy of this young generation. “These are young people who have finally said to my generation ‘I’m so sorry but you have failed us’. “We all feel dreadful about that. “My feeling is I feel massively inspired by this young generation and want to stand next to them.” Shortly after Dame Emma’s speech cops circled the boat and told bystanders there was an order to clear the area. It is estimated that a single 5,456-mile transatlantic flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow would run up a three-tonne carbon footprint. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [bc_video video_id=”6028005438001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Emma Thompson defends flying 5,400 miles from Los Angeles for Extinction Rebellion protest in London, saying she ‘plants lots of trees’”] Robin Boardman-Pattison, ringleader of the movement, declared during a TV interview this week that flying “should only be used in emergencies” despite appearing to travel extensively. An Extinction Rebellion spokesman said: “If Emma Thompson wants to come and help out, that’s great, she’s using her platform which is incredibly valuable to anyone. “If she has to fly around the world like a climate lawyer might have to fly around the world, it seems counter-productive in the short term but we are looking at the bigger picture.” [boxout headline=”Sir David shows the way” featured-image=”8902350″ intro=”SIR David Attenborough was hailed for his TV climate change call to arms this week, with viewers calling it the real way to make people notice.”]Fans said Thursday’s passionate BBC show, Climate Change — The Facts, did more than Extinction Rebellion’s disruptive protests. The show, watched by 3.34 million people, outlined the crisis facing the planet using the quiet authority of Sir David, 92, left. Independent MP Anna Soubry wrote online: “This is how you win change — by making the argument based on evidence, not clogging up our great capital #London.” Sir David told viewers: “In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined. “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that without dramatic action, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.” [/boxout] Emma Thompson arriving at Heathrow on Wednesday before joining Extinction Rebellion’s protest The actor made the transatlantic flight to join the eco-protest which is now its sixth day today Protesters in Parliament Square on the fourth night of disruption in London The activists also shutdown Oxford Circus, causing more travel chaos We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.