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Date of Publication: August 23
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: London, UK
Publisher: Guardian News & Media Limited
Author(s): Damien Gayle
Protesters gather in Covent Garden while activists stage diversion march up Charing Cross Road.
Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked one of Covent Garden’s busiest junctions on the first day of the group’s latest wave of protests targeting London.
At about midday on Monday, activists from the group chained themselves together to block the roundabout at Long Acre as a van pulled up with a pink table structure. It was quickly assembled and hundreds of other activists streamed to the roundabout.
Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square earlier in the day for an “opening ceremony”. Launching on the 230th anniversary of the Haitian revolution, XR’s “impossible rebellion” comes after the latest IPCC report suggested that human civilisation may have passed a crucial tipping point in carbon dioxide emissions.
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