Extinction Rebellion is spending almost £1 million on climate change protests to create a two-week blockade of roads in central London. The group, which has had big donations from the band Radiohead and the oil heiress Aileen Getty, has been stockpiling equipment including stages and sound systems at secret locations near Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square before the “October Rebellion”, which is due to start on Monday. It expects the protest to be five times bigger than its demonstrations in April, when it blocked streets for up to a week, resulting in 1,100 arrests. Five thousand supporters are said to be willing to be arrested next week.
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