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Extinction Rebellion protests live: activists descend on London to bring capital to a standstill over climate change

Extinction Rebellion protests live: activists descend on London to bring capital to a standstill over climate change

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Thousands of environmental activists are due to descend on London today in a bid to disrupt some of the capital's busiest areas and force the Government to declare a climate emergency.

Activists led by Extinction Rebellion have pledged to block five central locations including Parliament Square in a non-violent act of resistance and rebellion that campaigners say could go on for weeks.

Protesters will converge on Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, as well as near Parliament, peacefully blocking traffic and creating a "festival" of action including people's assemblies, performances, talks, workshops and food, campaign group Extinction Rebellion said.

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