Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of central London today, blocking the city’s busiest roads and bridges to raise the alarm over a mounting climate crisis.
On Monday morning, a group of demonstrators with trees, plants and solar panels in tow barricaded Waterloo Bridge, one of five locations being targeted by environmental campaigners in the city as part of the protest.
The demonstrations are part of a global campaign, orchestrated by British climate organization Extinction Rebellion, which made headlines earlier this month when members disrupted a Brexit debate in Parliament with a nude demonstration.
Anna Burton, from Lancashire in northwest England, said she came to the protest to call on big businesses to go carbon neutral and demand a better ecological future for her children.
Expect to see protesters gluing or locking themselves to gates, benches, turnstiles and other street furniture to bring intersections and streets to a standstill today.