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In Pictures: Colourful scenes as climate protesters descend on London

Locations including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square were the focus for campaign group Extinction Rebellion.

Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on Waterloo Bridge in London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on Waterloo Bridge in London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Environmental protesters have blocked roads in some of the busiest parts of central London as they called for the Government to declare a climate emergency.

Campaign group Extinction Rebellion called for the peaceful demonstrations, which were focused on locations including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square.

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Protesters were creative with their displays (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Demonstrators lay Ruby the rhinoceros in Parliament Square (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Colourful costumes were also plentiful (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Waterloo Bridge came to a standstill as protesters set up camp (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Crowds of people gathered in Parliament Square (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Police speak to a demonstrator who glued herself to the front of the Shell building on the Southbank (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Flags were out in force in Oxford Circus (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Some watched on as the protest unfolded (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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One demonstrator took the chance to take a break on the grass near Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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These protesters set up camp near Marble Arch (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Others made their point about pollution with face masks (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Parliament Square was awash with banners and flags (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Others dressed up for the occasion (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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People of all ages joined the protest (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Demonstrators wandered freely at Marble Arch (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Some campaigners carried large banners (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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And even a boat was used to get their message across (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Oxford Circus came to a standstill during the protest (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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This protester played her part in Parliament Square (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Police took a relaxed approach with these demonstrators on Waterloo Bridge (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Spirits were high among the participants (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Flags fluttered from Waterloo Bridge (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Facepainting was the order of the day for some supporters (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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But they sought to send a poignant message on climate change (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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