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In Pictures: Extinction Rebellion highlights climate plight of today’s children

Mothers and their babies took a central role in activities on Wednesday in central London with a ‘nurse-in’ event and march.

Mothers breastfeed their children ahead of the Extinction Rebellion mass ‘nurse-in’ (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Mothers breastfeed their children ahead of the Extinction Rebellion mass ‘nurse-in’ (Jonathan Brady/PA)

By PA Reporters

Mothers and babies were the focus of Wednesday’s activities as the Extinction Rebellion protests continued in central London.

Climate campaigners are engaged in two weeks of activity intended to focus attention on climate change and what they say is the unwillingness of politicians to address it.

Some mothers pointed out that their children were the most likely to be affected by climate change.

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Nursing mothers with their children block Whitehall (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Four-wheeled but environmentally friendly transport was used for some children (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Mothers gather ahead of the mass ‘nurse-in’(Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Police block Whitehall (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Mothers make their point (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Banners at the mothers’ march (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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A mother breastfeeds her child (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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March organiser Lorna Greenwood (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Organiser Lorna Greenwood speaks to mothers (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Early morning yoga at the Extinction Rebellion camp in Marsham Street (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Labour’s Hilary Benn speaks with Extinction Rebellion activists (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Trees in pots left by Extinction Rebellion activists beneath a statue of King George V in Westminster (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Stanley Johnson – father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson – wearing an Extinction Rebellion badge, joined protesters in Trafalgar Square (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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