Extinction Rebellion has launched legal action against the Metropolitan Police for banning it from protesting in London. The climate activist group says the order is a “disproportionate and unprecedented attempt to curtail peaceful protest” and is planning to seek a judicial review of the decision, unless the ban is withdrawn.
Times 16th Oct 2019 read more »
“This is a rebellion, our house is on fire,” sang a crowd of pensioners to the tune of Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog as they stood outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. “If we don’t act now, it will be our funeral pyre.” The group, called Extinction Rebellion Grandparents, is part of the wider Extinction Rebellion campaign, which is currently in the middle of two weeks of protests in London. Despite a city-wide police ban on the protests, the group of mainly over 60s gathered in central London on Tuesday afternoon for what was billed as “not a protest or an action, but a family friendly photo”.
BBC 15th Oct 2019 read more »