Sheffield protesters among scores of people arrested at London climate change demonstrations

At least 10 members of Extinction Rebellion Sheffield were among scores of people arrested at claime change protests in London this week.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 10:28 am

Hundreds of eco-campaigners from the Steel City joined thousands of others to descend on the capital to block roads and wave banners in a bid to force the Government to take serious action to tackle the ecological crisis.

At least 10 members of the group, including former doctors, were arrested and held in custody for up to 24 hours.

A number of protesters were arrested.

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More than 1000 activists were arrested in total.

It has just emerged this morning that protesters have blocked the entrance to New Broadcasting House in central London.

Financial journalist Paul Lewis tweeted: "Locked out of BBC by extinction rebellion."

Campaigners take to the streets.

In a statement, Extinction Rebellion Sheffield said: “Our rebels realise that climate and ecological breakdown is not an abstract concept but the destruction of many lives and a beautiful planet.

“If government does not act now, we face a future of more frequent floods, droughts and famines brought on by more extreme weather and ecosystem breakdown.

“We invite everyone, no matter your age, political alignment, gender or race to join us and rebel for life.”