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In Pictures: Climate change activists hold London bridge protests

Members of the Extinction Rebellion group targeted five locations across the capital.

Climate change activists have held five sit-down protests at bridges in London at the end of a week-long series of events.

The Extinction Rebellion group said it was trying to highlight the dangers to the planet if global warming continues to go unchecked.

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Protesters gathered on Westminster Bridge to raise awareness of the dangers posed by climate change (John Stillwell/PA)
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Extinction Rebellion claim the UK could face starvation ‘if the weather effect continues as it is’ (John Stillwell/PA)
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As well as Westminster, protests took place in Blackfriars, Lambeth, Southwark and Waterloo (John Stillwell/PA)
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Bands and speakers addressed the crowds ahead of a planned gathering in Parliament Square (John Stillwell/PA)
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Saturday’s events follow a week of protests under the Extinction Rebellion banner (John Stillwell/PA)
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Events earlier this week included at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (John Stillwell/PA)
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Two-year-old Suraya Hughes was among those who gathered on Westminster bridge (John Stillwell/PA)
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Elliot Powell, aged 11, dressed up in a dinosaur outfit to show his support (John Stillwell/PA)
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Organisers estimate that 50 people have been arrested for protest action this week (John Stillwell/PA)
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The protests caused major disruption in the centre of the capital (John Stillwell/PA)
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Demonstrators also made their presence felt on Blackfriars Bridge (John Stillwell/PA)

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