Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) have reportedly been arrested at the entrance of parliament ahead of Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).
5 News political editor Andy Bell tweeted a picture of the climate activists being pinned down by police near Black Rod’s entrance.
Officers lined the route from No10 to Parliament ahead of Boris Johnson’s arrival.
XR claim a 92-year-old protester was put in handcuffs and led away by police for ‘sitting peacefully’ outside the gate. They identified him as Arnold Pease, a great-grandfather from Manchester.
Extinction Rebellion have organised a week of action to highlight the climate crisis.
Today’s protest outside Parliament was to highlight MPs inaction after declaring 2019 a Climate Emergency.
A statement said: Parliament declared a Climate Emergency in May 2019 – they know the score. But since then they’ve forgotten we’re in a state of Climate and Ecological Emergency and they’ve been failing to hold Government to account for its inaction’.
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