Climate activists disrupt traffic in london
Climate activists disrupt
traffic in London, Paris
Agence France-Presse / 01:07 PM April 17, 2022
Activits of the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion block the Paris
Grand Boulevard during a demonstration in Paris, on April 16 2022. AFP
PARIS—Several hundred activists from the Extinction Rebellion activist group on
Saturday blocked major roads in central Paris and London, disrupting traffic to
protest “inaction” on climate change from world leaders.
Around 300 meters (980 feet) of a main thoroughfare in central Paris was taken
over by activists over the Easter weekend, with some of them moving in hay bales
and cement-filled containers to block traffic.
Extinction Rebellion tweeted “thousands” of protesters were “occupying”
London’s Marble Arch roundabout during a sit-in close to Hyde Park, demanding
an end to the fossil fuel economy.
Demonstrators also glued themselves to a limousine in central London.
The Metropolitan Police said in a tweet that the protest caused “significant traffic
disruption” and that the protesters “locked onto a stationary vehicle in the middle
of the road… believed to be their own”.
Activists from the group had glued themselves to a tanker earlier on Saturday,
blocking the vehicle on a road near Hyde Park.
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