19 Apr 2019

Police close in on climate change activists after a fifth day of protests

Police say more than 680 people have now been arrested in connection with the climate change protests in central London – as they started clearing demonstrators away from Oxford Circus – describing the disruption caused by the Extinction Rebellion blockades as “unacceptable”.

The protestors had warned they would ‘raise the bar’ today and shut down Heathrow airport. But they seemed to have a change of heart.