OVERVIEW

Extinction Rebellion Demonstrations in London (United Kingdom)

From Monday 7th October 2019 until Saturday 19th October 2019, Extinction Rebellion (as well as other groups) are demonstrating in major cities around the world – which includes London in the United Kingdom (UK). These two weeks of demonstrations may cause disruption or pose a concern for employee safety and business continuity.

From the start of these demonstrations, SI Risk will be utilizing our Global Security Operations Centre to monitor developments as they happen and provide updates about any disruption being caused.

Key Developments

  • Activist group Extinction Rebellion are planning two weeks of disruption in London, including major takeovers of intersections in central London.
  • Claims that up to 30,000 protesters could take part in demonstrations across London, joining activists across the globe in what has been designated the International Rebellion.
  • There has now been a total of 1,711 arrests made related to the Extinction Rebellion protests.
  • On  Monday 14th, the Metropolitan police issued a London-wide ban on the climate change protests due to breaches of the Public Order Act and serious disruption in the city. Anyone protesting in the capital will face arrest.
  • Five people have been charged over Extinction Rebellion’s protests on London’s Tube on 17 October.
  • On Saturday 18 October routes between Park Lane and Parliament Square will be affected including Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall due to a mass demonstration.

Live Updates

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19 October 2019

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16:55: Park Lane and Piccadilly are now open. There are still closures on the Strand westbound, Charing Cross Road southbound, Shaftesbury Avenue southbound, Whitehall and Parliament Street in both directions, and all approaches to Parliament Square.

13:40: Parliament Square remains crowded with protestors.

12:10: Park Lane is now closed in both directions as the crowds gather for today’s demonstration. They will march to Parliament Square for a rally via Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall.

12:05: Park Lane is now shut southbound for the People’s Vote March.

11:00: Due to the planned demonstrations across central London today, key bus routes are terminating early and London Underground are accepting London Buses ticket holders within zone 1.

10:45: A People’s Vote demonstration is expected to take place alongside climate protests in London today. Marchers will be heading from Park Lane to Parliament Square this afternoon. The march will go via Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. Road closures will include the route and its approaches.

18 October 2019

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17:15: Westminster Bridge and Embankment by Horse Guards Avenue are closed. Traffic is slow moving on approaches to Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Bridge.

15:48: Whitehall and Parliament Square is closed in all directions. Demonstrators are currently occupying both the footway and carriageway outside Downing Street. Traffic is slow moving on all approaches to Trafalgar Square and Northumberland Avenue.

15:48: 205 Upper Richmond Road at the junction of Breasley Close – The road has been closed in both directions due to a collision. Traffic is slow moving on approach.

14:24: Police have cleared Extinction Rebellion protesters from Oxford Circus.

14:06: Transport for London has issued a warning of extensive road closures in central London for Saturday 19 October due to a planned demonstration. Routes between Park Lane and Parliament Square will be affected including Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.

14:01: Police are reporting a serious collision at the intersection of Wellington Rd S and Roxburgh Rd.

12:15: Activists are expected to gather at Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster at 14:30 this afternoon.

11:22: Reports indicate that there is currently a large police presence in Oxford Circus.

11:15: Oxford Circus is currently blocked. Oxford St is closed at New Bond St & Wells St, Regent St is closed at Conduit St & Portland Place.

17 October 2019

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17:32: Extinction rebellion release statement apologizing for violence involved in protests in Canning Town this morning.

16:45: Small groups of protesters still in Gatwick, causing minimum disruption.

16:11: London traffic warning for extensive road closures on Saturday, routes between Park Lane, Parliament Square will be effected and delays expected across Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.  

15:30: Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests to stand over the weekend, as an appeal cannot be heard until next week.

14:30: Extinction Rebellion London has released a statement stating that action today was “a mistake”.  

14:01: The A20 Loampit Vale between Thurston Road and Station Road, The road is closed eastbound following a collision.

13:42: Protesters gather in Gatwick airport, possible delays could occur. 

13:31: Extinction rebellion confirm march starting from Tate Modern at 5:30 today.

12:32: Eight Extinction Rebellion activists have been arrested after gluing themselves to the supreme court in London. 

12:08: A406 North Circular Road (Eastbound) at the junction of Edgware Road Roundabout is blocked due to a collision.

11:47: 8 people have been arrested due to extinction Rebellion protests on the London underground today. 

11:18: Extinction Protests begin outside the supreme court.

10:45: There has now been a total of 1,711 arrests made related to the Extinction Rebellion protests.

10:06: A march is planned by Extinction Rebellion protesters this afternoon from the Department for Work and Pensions to Trafalgar Square.

09:42: Protesters have been removed from Shadwell. 

09:41: Protesters are reportedly gluing themselves to buildings in Westminster. 

09:27: Tube: Docklands Light Railway, Now back to normal service.

08:58: A312 The Parkway (UB3/UB2/TW5) (Southbound) at the junction of Hayes Road – Lane one (of two) is blocked due to a collision

08:20: Docklands Light Railway: Severe delays Bank to Lewisham/Woolwich Arsenal and Tower Gateway to Beckton, due to protesters gluing themselves to a train. 

08:13: Protesters reportedly gluing themselves to trains and also climbing on top of them.

08:10: Extinction rebellion protesters are reportedly targeting London underground, delays are expected.

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16 October 2019

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17:49: A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion has said that the group’s application for Judicial Review has been accepted by the High Court for a Directions Hearing tomorrow at 2pm.

1649: Tram Line between Harrington Road and Beckenham Junction has now been partly suspended due to a passenger incident.

1639: Only two minor delays on the London train lines. One on the Circle line at Gloucester Road due to earlier signal failure and the Tram Line has a minor delay between Beckenham Junction and Wimbledon due to an earlier faulty tram.

1556: Road traffic incident has occured in Aldermanbury resulting in a road closure.

1459: Abingdon Street and Millbank are blocked off in both directions between Parliament Square and Horseferry Road due to Extinction Rebellion. Trafalgar Square into Whitehall is closed. Marsham Street traffic remains slow.

1429: Due to the demonstrations in London, Diversions have been put in place from Bloomfield Road due to a police incident. Diversion via Burrage Road to Plumstead common Road. Also, routes from Pancreas Road, Camden have changed to York Way and Crowndale Road, London.

1318: Piccadilly line, London is partly suspended this afternoon due to a signal failure between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge.

1307: Circle line, London has now been suspended due to signal failure. The tram line is partly suspended between Addiscombe and Blackhorse Lane due to a faulty tram.

1225: Extinction Rebellion has announced plans to gather at 1330 today at Trafalgar Square to protest people’s civil liberties.

1128: Trainlines are running as normal around London apart from the circle line at Gloucester Road, which is partly suspended. Also, the Metropolitan line has severe delays between the Harrow and Watford line.

1031: Abingdon Street and Millbank are closed in both directions from Parliament Street and Horseferry Road, traffic remains slow around the surrounding area.

1026: Circle line is partly suspended while engineers fix a signal failure at Gloucester Road.

1003: Thronton Heath, Whitehorse Road has been closed due to a fire outbreak in Croydon. Semi detatched house has been set alight.

0927: Central Line experiencing severe delays westbound due to a customer incident at Bethnal Green. Metropolitan Line is also experiencing delays between Baker Street and Aldgate due to an individual falling ill on the train at Barbican, minor delays are expected for the line.

0918: All lanes reopened on M4 between Chiswick and J2 Brentford. Possible delays on A4 Chiswick roundabout.

0853: Further delays expected of up to 15 minutes and potential cancellations at Liverpool Street Station. Disruption is expected until 1100.

0848: One lane blocked on the A406 underpass approaching Crooked Billet, North London by a broken down vehicle.

0833: Severe delays on the TFL Rail Line between Shenfield to Liverpool Street, due to a points failure in the Stratford area.

0800: Lane Closure on M4 between Chiswick and J2 Brentford. Down to one lane. Long Delays in and around West London.

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15 October 2019

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17:42: Parliament Square has been reopened.

17:30: Reports suggest Parliament Square is closed in both directions due to ongoing protests.

17:05: Activists have gathered outside Buckingham Palace.

16:39: Central Line: No service between Marble Arch and White City. Severe delays on the rest of the line due to a faulty train at Notting Hill Gate.

16:15: Severe delays on TFL rail between Paddington and Heathrow due to a signal failure.

15:38: Millbank is closed in both directions between Vauxhall Bridge and Lambeth Bridge.

13:10: Millbank is shut between Lambeth Bridge and Atterbury Street because of a demonstration. Marsham Street is also blocked by Horseferry road.

12:07: Millbank at the junction with Thorney Street is blocked in both directions due to a protest.

12:04: Buses will not serve the stops Vauxhall Bridge Road, Tate Britain and Lambeth Bridge due to the ongoing protest at Millbank.

11:25: Extinction Rebellion claims there will be a “spontaneous” rally of people gathering at Trafalgar Square at 12:00 to protest the ban on XR protests in London.

10:08: Extinction Rebellion has announced plans for a “massive food sharing feast” which aims to block the road outside MI5. The event is planned to start at 11:00 on Millbank.

09:17: Protesters have glued themselves to the Department for Transport doors. There are some restrictions on pedestrians outside.

08:50: Marlyebone Junction has been cleared by police. Traffic has resumed as normal.

08:47: Activists are blocking the Marlyebone Junction on Baker Street.

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14 October 2019

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17:41: The demonstration continues at Bank junction and traffic is still not able to access the junction at present.

17:20: Activists who occupied King William Street have reportedly marched back to Bank. Reports suggest that there are currently more than 500 people in the crowd at Bank.

17:12: Protesters are no longer obstructing the A10 and A3 nearby Monument but King William Street between Monument and Bank remains blocked. Hundreds are still occupying the crossroads at Bank.

16:12: London Bridge remains open despite being blocked briefly by protesters.

16:03: Bank junction and all the approaches remain blocked due to the protests. There are also closures on St Paul’s Churchyard, Ludgate Hill and Mansion House.

15:49: The crossroads outside Monument station have been blocked by protesters marching from Bank. Reports suggest hundreds of activists are sat in the road and traffic has stopped on the A3 (including London Bridge), A10 and Cannon Street.

15:23: Hundreds of protesters are marching down Cannon Street from Bank to London Bridge.

14:45: All road closures currently remain in place following the State Opening of Parliament: Whitehall is closed both ways between Parliament Square & Trafalgar Square and Victoria St is closed both ways between Artillery Row & Parliament Square. The roads within St James’s Park are also closed.

14:29: Protesters are reportedly blocking the road outside Mansion House on Lombard street.

14:18: Activists continue to block the five roads around Bank.

11:59: Reports suggest protesters are blocking roads on Gracechurch street and Fenchurch street.

11:17: A3211 Upper Thames Street (EC4V/EC4R) (All Directions) at the junction of Queen Street Place – road being intermittently blocked by demonstrators.

10:01: Reports of demonstrations on Whitechapel High Street blocking westbound carriageway.

09:30: All roads leading into Bank Junction are blocked. Protesters are reportedly moving about the city, blocking junctions for a time before moving on.

09:26: A10 Gracechurch Street (EC3V) (All Directions) at the junction of Fenchurch Street – junction is blocked due to a demonstration. The demonstration has now moved to Aldgate High Street blocking westbound carriageway.

08:57: Bank Junction (All Directions) at the junction of King William Street – junction and all approaches are closed due to ongoing demonstration.

08:46: A10 Gracechurch Street (EC3V) at the junction of Fenchurch Street – junction is blocked due to a demonstration.

08:22: Bank Junction is closed to traffic due to ongoing protests in the area.

08:11: Westminster Area: Whitehall is closed both ways between Parliament Square & Trafalgar Square and Victoria St is also closed both ways between Artillery Row & Parliament Square, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament later today. The roads within St James’s Park are also closed.

08:07: Protesters are reportedly blocking roads around the Bank of England.

08:01: As part of the second week of protests in central London, protests are expected to affect areas such as Broadgate, Liverpool Street, Bank stations and St Paul’s.

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12 October 2019

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17:10: Protests outside New Scotland yard have resulted in several arrests.

13:05: Crowds have gathered at Portland Place ready to march to Parliament Square. Travel disruptions are expected along the route which will cover Langham Place, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, and Whitehall.

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11 October 2019

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15:40: 110 pairs of shoes have been laid on the steps of the National gallery to commemorate the 110 deaths each year due to air pollution in the UK.

13:44: Protests have now started in Hyde Park and close to Buckingham Palace. Travel disruption is predicted as a result.

11:02: Sources say that JCB construction vehicles are now being used by Police to move protesters in Central London.

10:30: Reports suggesting that Belgium’s Princess Esmeralda has been arrested after taking part in protests in London this morning.

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10 October 2019

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15:27: Protesters are blocking the road at Bishop’s Gate, Liverpool Street as they protest outside of the Government Oil and Gas Fiscal Summit.

15:13: Extinction Rebellion protesters are occupying Liverpool Street, London. Reports indicate activists have glued themselves onto private property in the area.

14:48: Reports suggest there is a planned climate protest rally at St. James’ Park at 13:30 on Saturday 12 October.

14:03: Protests continue outside the BBC headquarters in Portland Place, London.

13:29: A large crowd of demonstrators remains at Trafalgar Square.

13:22: A437 North Hyde Road between The Parkway and Station Road – the road is closed due to a collision.

10:00: A sit in protest has begun at the BBC headquarters in London where a protester has reportedly glued themselves to the revolving door at the main entrance of the building. There is believed to be a significant police presence onsite and reports suggest that people are not being allowed in or out of the building.

08:25: Good Service reported on all Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR and Tram lines

08:24: Extinction Rebellion activists are set to take to the streets of London for the fifth day today, despite over 1,000 arrests made by the Metropolitan Police

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9 October 2019

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15:47: People traveling from London City Airport are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before traveling to the airport.

15:08: Bakerloo Line: Severe delays between Queens Park and Elephant & Castle due to a signal failure at Oxford Circus. Jubilee Line: No service between Waterloo and Finchley Road while the emergency services deal with a casualty on the track.

13:32: Reports suggest an individual has climbed onto the fuselage of a British Airways plane scheduled for Amsterdam at London City Airport.

12:30: Footage has been released of protesters attempting to form roadblocks outside the main terminal.

12:09: London City Airport says it’s “fully operational” despite the protests by climate change activists. One man has been arrested on board a plane, which had to return to the terminal.

11:28: A406 North Circular Road (NW10) (Westbound) at the junction of Woodheyes Road – All lanes have re-opened following the repositioning of a broken down vehicle. Residual delays from Staples Corner.

10:44: Reports suggest that a flight from London City Airport to Dublin was grounded due to a protester who infiltrated the flight.

10:25: Heathfield Terrace is now open following an earlier collision.

10:07: Hammersmith and City Line: Severe delays westbound due to a faulty train earlier at Euston Square.

10:06: Groups of protesters have gathered outside and some inside the airport. The airport is still running normal service.

09:49: A3000 Heathfield Terrace (W4) (both Directions) between Sutton Court Road and Chiswick High Road – the road is closed following a collision.

09:31: Protesters are attempting to block the entrance to London City Airport from the DLR station.

08:57: A406 North Circular Road (IG8) (southbound) between Charlie Brown’s Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout – all lanes are clear.

08:40: Protesters are reportedly bringing enough supplies to remain at London City Airport for three days. Organizers have stated that if they don’t make it into the airport itself, they will blockade it from outside by occupying the DLR station and access road.

08:28: A406 North Circular Road southbound between Charlie Brown’s Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout – lane two and three (of four) is blocked due to a collision.

08:25: Activists have planned a “Hong Kong style” occupation of London City Airport. The group will be protesting the airport’s planned expansion and has said that its members intend to “peacefully occupy and shut down” different parts of the terminal building. Passengers traveling today will be required to show their boarding pass in order to gain entry to the terminal.

08:04: The following closures remain in place due to the ongoing demonstrations: Strand, Trafalgar Square and approaches, Whitehall and Victoria Street between Parliament Square and Storey’s Gate.

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8 October 2019

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17:44: Police are reportedly trying to clear the Westminster Abbey site and continue to remove structures from the roads.

17:06: District Line: minor delays between High Street Kensington to Edgware Road due to a faulty train earlier at Paddington. Good service on the rest of the line. Circle Line: minor delays.

16:32: Police have started to remove gazebos and other structures from the roads in Trafalgar Square. Reports suggest police formed a cordon to prevent protesters from reaching the Houses of Parliament.

16:20: A20 Loampit Vale at the junction of Thurston Road – the road is flooded due to a burst water main.

16:07: District Line: No service between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road due to a faulty train. Circle Line: no service in the clockwise direction and severe delays in the anti-clockwise direction due to a faulty train at Paddington.

13:38: Over a dozen activists are reportedly gathered outside the Ministry of Defence. Protesters are being arrested and carried away for refusing to relocate to a designated protest area.

13:27: All lanes on the A406 North Circular Road Westbound between Great Cambridge Underpass (A406) are now clear.

12:46: Police escorted a procession of buggies on its way down Whitehall, as hundreds of mothers headed to Downing Street to continue their nurse-in protest. Officers refused to allow prams through at the end of the street, creating a standoff between police and parents. The protesters eventually settled next to the Cenotaph, just yards away from Number 10.

12:38: Police are reporting a crash at Wonderland Rd N & Medway Rd. Emergency services are on the scene.

11:53: Reports suggest that hundreds of women and their babies have blockaded Whitehall during a mass “nurse-in”. Initial protests were staged in front of the QEII center near Parliament Square before moving to Whitehall.

11:35: A1261 Aspen Way (E14) (Eastbound) on approach to Prestons Road Roundabout – lane one (of three) is blocked due to a collision.

10:35: Closures remain in place. Strand is closed between Lancaster Place and Trafalgar Sq; Trafalgar Sq and its approaches; Whitehall, Marsham Street. All bridges open at present, however no access from Westminster Bridge into Parliament Sq.

10:23: Up to 500 officers from forces across England and Wales have been called in to help the Met Police deal with the protests.

10:12: A406 North Circular Road (N13) Westbound between Great Cambridge Underpass (A406) Green Lanes – lanes two and three (of three) are closed due to a collision.

09:59: A406 North Circular Road Westbound between Great Cambridge Underpass (A406) Green Lanes – Lane restrictions in place due to a collision. Westbound traffic on the A406 is slow on approach to the incident with queues back to the junction with Cooks Ferry.

09:51: A3211 Upper Thames Street Westbound by the entrance of the tunnel – lane one (of two) is blocked due to a collision.

09:40: Protesters have caused a road closure on Marsham Street, near to the Home Office.

09:25: A203 South Lambeth Road (SW8) (Northbound) at the junction of Wyvil Road – carriageway partially blocked due to an incident. Traffic is slow-moving on approach.

09:00: Protests are expected to continue in Westminster. Road closures remain in place: Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square, Whitehall,The Mall, Millbank, Strand, and Marsham Street. Congestion to Victoria and back through Oval.

08:24: Knightsbridge – there is currently a westbound road closure due to emergency road works. There are traffic management cones in place to prevent vehicles from using this road.

08:13: Closures are in place due to the ongoing demonstrations. Strand is closed between Lancaster Place and Trafalgar Square; Trafalgar Square and its approaches, Whitehall; Marsham Street.

08:09: Protesters remain camped out in Trafalgar Square and St James’ Park ahead of the third day of demonstrations.

08:00: Good morning and welcome to SI Risk’s live updates of the Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London.

7 October 2019

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17:55: A406 Sterling Way (North Circular Road) onslip onto Great Cambridge Roundabout, a broken down vehicle is blocking the westbound lane one.

17:43: Youth Extinction activists gather in front of the Department of Education.

17:38: A13 Canning Town Flyover, westbound one lane is blocked due to a collision.

17:27: A100 Tower Bridge has reopened both ways.

17:06: A100 Tower Bridge, the bridge is shut in both directions due to an emergency services incident.

17:03: B210 Wellington Street (SE18) all directions) at the junction of John Wilson Street, road is partially blocked due to a broken down bus.

16:37: M23 Southbound Junction 8 Merstham to Junction 9 Gatwick, Lane 1 is blocked due to a broken down vehicle.

16:28: Police continuing to arrest and move protesters out of Millbank.

16:14: Police move into protests in Millbank, making arrests and ripping down tents.

15:57: A4 Strand has now reopened after a collision earlier on today.

15:40: Metropolitan Police report that there has been 471 arrest related to the Extinction rebellion protests.

15:20: The Metropolitan police have stated that any group wishing to continue with their Extinction Rebellion protest “must” go to Trafalgar Square, stating the condition has no time limit, and any protesters who gather at sites other than at the pedestrian area around Trafalgar square can face arrest.

14:46: Metropolitan Police have imposed a condition under section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, Regarding the Extinction Protests.

14:34: Reports state 100 officers and horses are about to move in to remove the Extinction Rebellion activists from Whitehall.

14:32: Cranmer Road is blocked in All directions due to a collision at the junction of Brixton road, Express caution.

14:14: Finsbury park flooding: Queen’s Drive stays closed from A503 Seven Sisters Road to B105 Brownswood Road.

14:01: Lambeth Bridge has no reopened, delays are expected.

13:59: No access to Trafalgar square from all directions, Millbank, Whitehall & Parliament Square all remain closed.

13:30: A4 Strand is blocked both ways between Fleet Street & Arundel Street after a collision.

13:16: (Tube) Piccadilly Line: No service between Heathrow 2&3 and Heathrow Terminal 5 due to flooding in the area

12:35: A314 Hanworth Road at the junction of Bell Road, It is reported the traffic signals are not working, Exercise caution.

12:31: The strand road closed after serious vehicle collision.

12:17: Hundreds more Police officers have been drafted in to guard the Queen from protesters as she travels by carriage to the state opening of Parliament.

11:45: (Tube) No service between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road due to a trespasser on the track earlier.

11:30: Flooding caused by burst pipe in Finsbury Park, road and school closures.

11:15: Reports indicate that activists are planning to shut down London’s City Airport for three days.

11:05: One Extinction Activist has been locked to top of trailer on Trafalgar square for over 24 hours in protest.

10:58: Extinction Protest Activists have reportedly glued themselves to the department for transport building.

10:54: Bedford Street (WC2) at the junction of Chandos Place the road is closed due to a collision in both directions.

10:52: A102 (E14) (Southbound) Lane closed at the junction of Ashton Street due to a broken down vehicle.

10:48: The A102 Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (E14). All lanes have reopened following an earlier collision.

10:21: A4 Strand (WC2R) Road at the junction to Fleet Street is blocked both ways due to vehicle collision.

10:14: Metropolitan Police report that there have been 319 arrests related to the Extinction rebellion protests.

10:12: Areas of disruption caused by climate protests in central London.

09:50: 7 Extinction activists have chained themselves to the abandoned truck outside the home office in Westminster.

09:31: A102 Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) (E14) has been closed due to a vehicle collision.

09:21: A102 Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) (E14) All lanes are reopen, minor delays still expected.

09:04: Police have arrested 15 Extinction rebellion protesters in Millbank, and are currently dismantling protesters camp.

08:51: A102 Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) (E14) One Lane (of two) is closed due to broken down vehicle, Expect delays.

08:40: An Extinction Rebellion protester has replaced Smithfield Market’s meat stands with vegetable stands, leaving traders unable to work.

08:18: Travel around the area will be heavily affected.

08:14: Large numbers of protesters are currently occupying Whitehall, Pitched with tents and banners, there is currently no sign of these protesters clearing.

08:06: (Tube) Severe delays at Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan due to signal failure.

07:20: Great Smith Street, Parliament Street, and Westminster and Lambeth bridges are all expected to be heavily affected by protests.

07:05: Extinction Rebellion demonstrations have resulted in Millbank, Whitehall and Parliament Square all being closed, access to Trafalgar square is also closed on all approaches.

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