Extinction Rebellion to end two London blockades on Thursday

April 24, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion will shut down their two remaining central London protest sites on Thursday, the group said in a statement.

Over 1,000 people have been arrested during the protests, which have lasted over a week, as part of the group’s campaign of non-violent civil disobedience with the aim of stopping what it calls a global climate crisis.

“We know we have disrupted your lives. We do not do this lightly. We only do this because this is an emergency,” the group said in a statement on Wednesday

“Around the planet, a long-awaited and much-needed conversation has begun.”

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by David Milliken)

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