Protesters blocked off five major bridges in central London as part of a so-called “rebellion day”. Organisers said thousands gathered in central London to demand the government take greater action on climate change. Demonstrators occupied Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth bridges for most of the day, after a week of action by campaign group Extinction Rebellion. They later moved on from the crossings to a rally in Parliament Square. Large groups of people holding banners began congregating on the five bridges from 10:00 GMT before blocking off the traffic. The protesters say climate targets will be breached if the government spends £30bn on new roads, encourages fracking and looks to expand aviation even further. Climate change demands a seismic shift in society, they say. And they’re not seeing that yet.
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The group are demanding that the UK government tells the “truth” about climate change and should reverse all policies that undermine carbon reduction goals, UK carbon emissions should be net zero by 2025 and a national state of emergency is declared to deal with environmental issues, and a Citizen’s Assembly created to oversee changes in environmental policies.
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