15 environmental protesters arrested at civil disobedience campaign in London

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More than 1,000 campaigners blocked roads around Parliament Square calling for action on the climate emergency

Fifteen environmental protesters, who blocked the roads outside the Houses of Parliament in the first stage of an “escalating campaign of civil disobedience” have been arrested.

More than 1,000 people from the newly formed Extinction Rebellion group issued a declaration of rebellion in London’s Parliament Square on Wednesday in an effort to draw attention to the unfolding climate emergency.

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