Extinction Rebellion plan London "shutdown" from Oct. 7

by Reuters
Friday, 13 September 2019 10:35 GMT

People demonstrate during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London, Britain August 23, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. WILLIAM SKEAPING/@EXTINCTIONR /via REUTERS

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The group aims to shut down major roads near Britain's parliament in Westminster

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion said on Friday the group would hold demonstrations in London from Oct. 7, with the aim of shutting down major roads near Britain's parliament in Westminster.

"(Extinction Rebellion) will shutdown London from 7 October to force their government to #ActNow on the climate and ecological emergency," the group said in a tweet, adding that groups across the world will gather in key cities to rebel.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)

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