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In Pictures: Extinction Rebellion protesters take to streets

They are demanding urgent action on the climate and environmental crises.

Protesters dubbed the Red Rebels outside the Cabinet Office on Whitehall (Victoria Jones/PA)
Protesters dubbed the Red Rebels outside the Cabinet Office on Whitehall (Victoria Jones/PA)

By PA reporters

Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies.

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Drumming, whistles and chanting rang through the streets of London as protesters attempted to block the routes into the centre of Government around Parliament and Whitehall (Yui Mok/PA)
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Dozens of people were arrested in connection with the protests (Yui Mok/PA)
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A protester is carried away on Whitehall (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Police were also searching anyone suspected of carrying paint (Yui Mok/PA)
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Protests were also held outside Government departments, calling on them to outline what their plans are to tackle the climate emergency, along with processions, marches and a sit-in at City Airport (Yui Mok/PA)
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Hundreds of protesters filled Trafalgar Square and planned to shut down roads around Parliament Square and Whitehall (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Protesters chained and glued themselves to Victoria Street, outside Westminster Abbey (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government to declare a climate and ecological emergency, to act immediately to halt wildlife loss and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025 (Yui Mok/PA)
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They want to see the Government create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Dublin’s first disruption by Extinction Rebellion’s week of action kicked off with a coffin adorned with the earth carried from Heuston Station in a funeral march to the government buildings (Niall Carson/PA)
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A large pink boat with protesters onboard was unveiled at the gates of the Irish parliament and will travel up Kildare Street to highlight rising ocean levels (Niall Carson/PA)
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Protests in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)
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In Germany, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of Berlin’s Tiergarten park (Michael Sohn/AP)
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Protesters have also set up a camp outside German chancellor Angela Merkel’s office, reflecting dissatisfaction with a climate policy package drawn up last month by her government (Michael Sohn/AP)
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Activists from Extinction Rebellion also blocked a bridge in Paris (Francois Mori/AP)

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