Almost 100 climate activists arrested in NYC

Elias Hubbard
October 10, 2019

Police in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, also announced on Monday that it had arrested 50 protesters in the city centre for blocking a major street.

Meanwhile, activists in London, some wearing yellow safety helmets with "Rebel at Work" painted on the side, glued or chained themselves to cars parked in the middle of roads or to street lamps, making it hard for police officers to detain them. The students were a fan of RebelFest because, they said, it provides a platform for education, conversation, and building community.

"We don't take offence, we don't have blame, we don't go around calling people names, that's not the way we do things".

"We are out of time, there is none left, we have to act now", said a protester called Benjamin.

This week's protests are a precursor to a bigger event on Friday morning when Extinction Rebellion activists plan to "flood" the Perth CBD.

"We'd really like him to show us the same respect and hear what we have to say."~.

Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing on Tuesday said while the force respected the right to protest, officers would "continue to deal with any people who flout the law and cause disruption".

They mentioned they had arrested one other 319 folks on Monday, neatly over the 122 arrests made on the principle day of an identical protests final April.

"I've spoken to my local MP, I've taken part in protests, I just feel I have not been listened to, "she said".

"It is imperative the government should take serious actions and put pressure on other states and global powers to radically reduce the use of fossil fuels", she told the Associated Press.

Camera IconClimate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney on Tuesday.

Roads have been blocked by tents and gazebos, with protesters from all over the country camping overnight.

Many said they were prepared to stay in their makeshift camp.

Extinction Rebellion defended its style of protest on the streets of Wellington.

Mike Gumn, 33, a National Health Service manager with two children, said he used a day of annual leave so he could attend the demonstration.

"I'd rather be with my family". "People have been saying to me, it doesn't make a difference having a celebrity joining the protests".

Some of the arrested climate change protesters have criticised NSW Police over their handling of demonstrations in Sydney and the "harsh bail conditions" being sought.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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