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Global Climate Strike

Thousands of people around the UK have joined a global climate change protest, with pupils walking out of schools and workers downing tools to demand action.

Millions around the world are taking part in the “climate strike” day, with rallies in British cities including Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Organisers estimated that around 100,000 people attended a rally in central London, while more than 20,000 were thought to have marched in Edinburgh and 10,000 in Brighton.

In Belfast, organisers put the turnout at between 3,000 and 4,000, with young people taking over the Cornmarket area of the city centre and staging a “mass die-in”.

And in Birmingham, around 3,000 protesters, including hundreds of children, gathered in the city’s Victoria Square before marching through nearby streets.

UK Student Climate Network said more than 200 events had been organised across the country.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told young people at the Westminster rally: “You and a whole generation have brought [climate change] centre stage and I am absolutely delighted about that.

– BBC News

 

 

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Was IT to taken too far?

Police have arrested climate change protesters who were illegaly blocking Lambeth bridge after a day of global action, believed to be the largest climate protest in history.

So far, five protesters have been taken into custody for breaching public order conditions that restricted the gathering to the Millbank area.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “Lambeth Bridge has been occupied by protestors. You are free to leave and we encourage you to do so, because this assembly is in breach of the S14 conditions and you are liable to arrest.”

The large group was forced off the bridge by police who arrived in vans from Westminster and were then escorted along Lambeth Road and made to disperse.

Police have arrested climate change protesters who were illegaly blocking Lambeth bridge after a day of global action, believed to be the largest climate protest in history.

So far, five protesters have been taken into custody for breaching public order conditions that restricted the gathering to the Millbank area.

– Telegraph