The inside story of Extinction Rebellion, the direct action group that paralysed central London to protest against what it see as the government’s inaction on climate change. After a week of protests, Extinction Rebellion blocked five bridges over the Thames, and police made 82 arrests. This is how it happened, and why it’s going to happen again.
People feel they have nothing left to lose!
Officers also ripped down dozens of protesters’ tents before clearing the area outside Downing Street.
This morning, more demonstrators have gathered on Whitehall again, and others continue to occupy the roads outside the Home Office and the Business Department.