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.

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Konstantin was born in Moscow's Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) district on 23 February 1961 the second son of a School master. Educated at Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982. Recruited to the Soviet 40th Army serving as a Сержант in Aghanistan,later transferring to 1008th Flak Artillery Regiment, before being struck in the shoulder by a stray shell fragment. Konstantin invalided out of the Army . Starting up as Soviet blogger 'Maaxmann', later becoming a guard for a Moscow ballet company and it was there accompanying them in the West, that he had his first taste of the 'High Life'. Failing to return to Russia he resided first in Reutlingen, where he became a correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...later he moved to London to write for the Telegraph,where he now resides with his wife and 2 children.

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