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London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

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Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change.

Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections since Monday.

The protest sites have sprouted tents, sound systems and even an ice cream van. Traffic is snarled and bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Police have made more than 420 arrests.

Gail Bradbrook of protest group Extinction Rebellion said Thursday that “more people are joining us all the time.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid says protesters “do not have the right to break the law and significantly disrupt the lives of others.”

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UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

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Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

Three demonstrators were arrested after stopping Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday.

Police have arrested more than 300 people since Monday during protests by the group Extinction Rebellion.

Demonstrators continue to block sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections. Many bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Lawyer Farhana Yamin, one of those arrested, apologized to public transit users. But she told BBC radio that “we need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we’re facing right now.”

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UK inflation holds steady in March amid Brexit uncertainty

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Official figures show that inflation in Britain unexpectedly held steady in March, with economists suggesting that Brexit uncertainty prompted retailers to keep prices lower than would otherwise have been the case.

The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up 1.9 percent in the year to March. Most economists had expected inflation to rise slightly to 2 percent, which is the Bank of England’s target rate.

The figures suggest that rising uncertainty related to Britain’s exit from the European Union during the month may have contributed to the slightly lower outcome. Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29 but it was postponed as Parliament failed to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Britain now has a new Oct. 31 deadline.

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UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

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Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

Three demonstrators were arrested after stopping Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday.

Police have arrested more than 300 people since Monday during protests by the group Extinction Rebellion.

Demonstrators continue to block sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections. Many bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Lawyer Farhana Yamin, one of those arrested, apologized to public transit users. But she told BBC radio that “we need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we’re facing right now.”

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London: Climate change protesters block traffic, vandalize Shell Oil

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There’s a climate change protest happening in London today. A group called Extinction Rebellion blocked the streets at Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus. They also shut down Waterloo Bridge:

There’s an undercurrent of anti-consumerism/anti-capitalism to this protest:

Just up the road at Oxford Circus, protesters set up a pink sailboat:

Protesters also shut down Waterloo Bridge, though it doesn’t appear to be all that many people:

One of the things this group of activists are rebelling against is fossil fuels. They broke windows and dumped paint at the headquarters of Shell. From the Telegraph:

Police were called to the Shell Centre, near Waterloo station, to reports of a disturbance after the building’s revolving doors were shattered and graffiti was daubed on to the building.

Scotland Yard confirmed three men were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Messages such as “Shell kills” were sprayed on to the property, while a female climate change activist glued herself to the door of the building.

Here’s what the damage looked like:

Here’s one of the extremists defending criminal behavior:

Similar protests are happening in a few other places today, including Berlin:

By blocking streets and breaking things, the activists are certainly amplifying their message. Earlier this month the same group held a nude protest inside Parliament. Grabbing headlines and media attention is the goal. But it doesn’t appear to be a very large of a group of people involved. The Independent reports there were 2,000 people committed to participate. Even the organizers aren’t claiming huge numbers:

They’ll proclaim this a success (every far-left protest is a success) but in a city of 8 million people, they represent a fairly small fringe.

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Assange lawyer: Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

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A lawyer representing jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Ecuadorian government has been spreading lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London.

Jennifer Robinson told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador is making “pretty outrageous allegations” to justify allowing British police into its embassy Thursday in order to take Assange into custody.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno withdrew Assange’s political asylum this week, opening the way for his seizure by British police.

Robinson says Assange has had “a very difficult time” since Moreno came to power in 2017.

Assange is jailed in Britain for jumping bail and faces an extradition request from the United States for conspiracy. Sweden also is considering reviving a rape investigation of him.

His next court appearance is May 2 via video link.

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Ukraine says ambassador’s car is rammed twice in London

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The Ukrainian Embassy says its ambassador’s car was rammed twice while it was parked in front of the London embassy building. British police say they opened fire on the suspect’s car before detaining the alleged perpetrator.

The embassy says in a statement Saturday that no one on the embassy staff was injured and that a suspect was apprehended and taken to a British police station.

London police say the Saturday morning incident is not ongoing. The suspect has not been identified or charged. Police did not report any injuries to the suspect.

The embassy is located in Holland Park, west London.

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UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

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More than 70 British legislators are urging the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him.

The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “do everything you can to champion action that will ensure Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in the event Sweden makes an extradition request.”

Sweden suspended its investigation of serious sexual misconduct two years ago because Assange was beyond their reach while taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

He was arrested Thursday and is now in British custody facing an extradition request from the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer.

Assange has denied wrongdoing.

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UK police arrest 4 Sri Lankans for suspected extremist links

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British police say four men from Sri Lanka have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a banned extremist organization.

Police said Friday night they are suspected of violating the Terrorism Act.

The four men are being questioned at a police station in Bedfordshire northeast of London.

Police say the men arrived on an international flight at Luton Airport Wednesday night.

The men have not been identified and have not been charged. Police say the investigation is continuing.

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UK police arrest 4 Sri Lankans for suspected extremist links

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British police say four men from Sri Lanka have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a banned extremist organization.

Police said Friday night they are suspected of violating the Terrorism Act.

The four men are being questioned at a police station in Bedfordshire northeast of London.

Police say the men arrived on an international flight at Luton Airport Wednesday night.

The men have not been identified and have not been charged. Police say the investigation is continuing.

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