Sadiq Khan Warns Extinction Rebellion Protesters Against Unlawful Behaviour

Clay Curtis
April 17, 2019

Travel disruption has been reported at a busy commuter station in London as a third consecutive day of protesting over climate change has got underway.

Almost 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. More than 300 have been arrested in 48 hours.

Extinction Rebellion was founded in the United Kingdom past year and in that time has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.

Activists also targeted the Shell Centre, home to the United Kingdom offices of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, with graffiti and smashed one of its windows.

Campaigners daubed graffiti and smashed a window at the Shell Centre building.

Climate change activists block Parliament Square during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 17, 2019.

Taking Boardman to task on the rights and wrongs of targeting London's underground tube system on Wednesday, Boulton, who was seemingly irritated by the environmental group's disruptive tactics launched a fiery tirade against his young guest.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan urged the climate change demonstrators to protest peacefully and lawfully as they caused chaos on the capital's public transport services.

Jet Airways is shutting down operations from tonight
Jet's pilots along with engineers and senior staff were last paid for December 2018. According to Kharola, the airline operated with five aircraft on Tuesday.

"We so far have 55 bus routes closed and 500,000 people affected as a result", the police said.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan warned the protesters that blocking the Tube would prevent people from using public transport to combat pollution.

The group is demanding the government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen's assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change.

Extinction Rebellion spokesman James Fox said the group had attempted to maintain a blockade overnight at four sites in central London before the police came to impose the new restriction.

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

Susannah Trevelyan, who claimed to be the great, great, great granddaughter of English naturalist Charles Darwin, told CNN said that she was willing to be arrested for the cause.

Williams, who started an Extinction Rebellion branch in Aberystwyth, Wales, added that the group's non-violent demonstrations were inspired by civil rights giants like "Martin Luther King, Gandhi and the Suffragettes".

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