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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:24 AM

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 16, 2019 / 3:55 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of Londonís most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on Tuesday.

Extinction Rebellion, which generated headlines with a semi-nude protest in the House of Commons earlier this month, is demanding the government reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

Police said they had to strike the right balance between allowing the right to peaceful protest while ensuring disruption to communities was kept at a minimum.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-protests-climate-change/london-climate-change-arrests-top-120-on-second-day-of-street-protests-idUSKCN1RS0KN

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