Extinction Rebellion: Met Police asks for 200 extra officers

Ricardo Makyn     JONES

She addressed them from a pink boat in the middle of London's Oxford Circus as shoppers and tourists milled past.

British police say they have arrested more than 500 activists since the protests began.

Protesters stood by the tunnel that leads to Terminals 2 and 3 at the airport, but all roads around the roundabout remained open.

An organiser for Extinction Rebellion Youth later said the group had succeeded in creating an "emotional disruption" at Heathrow Airport, and that no further Extinction Rebellion protests would take place on Friday.

"The serious disruption the demonstrations are causing to people in London and beyond is unacceptable and we completely understand the concern it is causing to those who are disrupted by it", police said in a statement. "We are determined to keep the airport operating".

Ian Payne asked Max about what he does to help protect the planet and Max said that he picks up litter and makes eco-bricks comprising plastic bottles of non-recyclable materials.

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Since Monday, climate change demonstrators have occupied Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the climate activists had "no right to cause misery" and the Met Police "must take a firm stance".

Some officers have been working 12-hour shifts, while rest days and leave have been cancelled.

Prior to appearing at the protest, Thompson shared a video to explain the importance of the protest and what Extinction Rebellion hopes to accomplish, declaring herself "a climate change activist, have been for decades". Three demonstrators were arrested after stopping Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station.

Organisers said they expected more people to join the protests and warned they would continue until their demands are met.

Lesley Sweet, the first from the group who was arrested live on national television on Tuesday afternoon from Waterloo Bridge said: "We are facing the sixth mass extinction and it is now that we have to act".

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