October 7, 2019 / 12:15 PM / 7 days ago

London police arrest 135 climate change protesters

Police officers detain an activist at Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s Metropolitan Police have arrested 135 people taking part in protests organised by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion, the police said on Monday.

Activists were blocking roads, bridges and squares all over London’s government district of Westminster to call on the government to take urgent action to curb carbon emissions.

“As of 12:30hrs today (1130 GMT) there have been a total of 135 arrests,” the Metropolitan Police said in a tweet.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Alistair Smout

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