Extinction Rebellion activists halt trains in Canary Wharf

Extinction Rebellion activists halt trains in Canary Wharf

Climate change activists have climbed on top of trains and glued themselves to the carriage in the capital as they demand radical action to cut carbon emissions.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement that while he's sympathetic to the environmental movement, the effort to disrupt public transportation is counter-productive.

WiFi has been shut down across the Tube network in a bid to deter demonstrators blocking Underground services.

Since Monday, the "Extinction Rebellion" has blocked areas at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. One placard read: "Rebel for Life".

"We're working closely with the police to manage the impact of disruption to London's transport network", a TfL spokesperson said.

It added: "There is a need to ensure the right balance is struck between allowing the right to peaceful protest, while disruption to communities is kept to a minimum".

Extinction Rebellion activists halt trains in Canary Wharf

The events in London are part of an worldwide "climate rebellion" organised by Extinction Rebellion.

The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on Tuesday.

Activist Katy Fowler, 39, from Machynlleth in Wales, said reaction from the public had been very positive.

Extinction Rebellion was formed in the United Kingdom past year and held its first civil disobedience protests in London in November. "We so far have 55 bus routes closed and 500,000 people affected as a result ... we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary".

"We have no intention of leaving until the government listens to us", he said.

The police have ordered the protesters to confine themselves to a zone within Marble Arch, a space at the junction of Hyde Park, the Oxford Street main shopping thoroughfare and the Park Lane street of plush hotels.

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