Almost 300 Arrested In Climate Change Protests In London

17 Avril, 2019, 15:24 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Mount Mc Kinley in Denali National Park Alaska

Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. Another activist glued himself to the side of the train.

Police have said 290 people had been arrested in connection with the demonstrations, with many of these at Waterloo Bridge.

After Extinction Rebellion threatened to disrupt the city's public transport network, Transport for London disabled wifi on the underground at the request of the British Transport Police.

Climate Extinction Rebellion have caused massive disruption around the United Kingdom in the last few weeks.

Extinction Rebellion is an worldwide protest group that uses non-violent civil disobedience to campaign on environmental issues.

Protesters stand behind their banner blocking a road near Parliament Square in central London.

Extinction Rebellion said in a statement: "Our aim is to create moments in time when humanity stops and fully considers the extent of the harm we have done and are doing to life on earth".

Thank you for your feedback. "We will restore access as soon as we are able to do so".

"The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we're already working closely with the police to manage the impact on London's transport network".

Donald Trump vetoes resolution to end United States involvement in Yemen war
The resolution had invoked the War Powers Act to distance the United States from the conflict in Yemen, which began in 2014. Trump's first veto, issued last month , was of a congressional resolution disapproving of his emergency declaration.

Solskjaer plans summer overhaul after Champions League exit
The Argentine footballer Messi scored the first goal for Barcelona in the 16th minute. "At 2-0 straight after it was game over".

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in win over Spurs
Denver suffered a surprising loss at home to open the playoffs on Saturday for their third loss in four games. The San Antonio Spurs can take complete control of this series with another win and a 2-0 lead.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "extremely concerned" about protesters' plans to disrupt the underground on Wednesday.

In a statement posted on Twitter he said: "It is absolutely crucial to get more people using public transport, as well as walking and cycling, if we are to tackle this climate emergency - and millions of Londoners depend on the Underground network to get about their daily lives in our city".

The events in London are part of an global "climate rebellion" organised by Extinction Rebellion.

The timing of the protest will coincide with the significant numbers of people who plan to leave Dublin for the Easter bank holiday weekend. In The Hague on Tuesday, activists occupied the global criminal court building.

Yesterday the Metropolitan Police warned the protests had closed 55 bus routes and affected half a million people.

Extinction Rebellion was formed in the United Kingdom previous year and held its first civil disobedience protests in London in November.

Police said they expected the demonstrations to continue in coming weeks and had to strike the right balance between allowing the right to peaceful protest while ensuring disruption was kept at a minimum.

Campaigners want governments to declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025, halt biodiversity loss and be led by new "citizens' assemblies on climate and ecological justice".

"In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London".

Conseillé:

  • Etats-Unis: La Maison Blanche défend Donald Trump - Monde

    Etats-Unis: La Maison Blanche défend Donald Trump - Monde

    Selon son porte-parole, elle s'est mal exprimée et voulait dire que l'organisation avait vu ses effectifs doubler après ce tragique événement, souligne le Washington Post .
    Columbine, other suburban Denver schools on lockdown

    Columbine, other suburban Denver schools on lockdown

    They include the Douglas County School District, Aurora Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools. Officials said after school activities will be held at all schools except Columbine, but didn't explain why.
    Rick Zamperin: Toronto Raptors show what they’re really made of

    Rick Zamperin: Toronto Raptors show what they’re really made of

    The Raptors should be considered favorites to come out of the East if Lowry plays like this consistently throughout the playoffs. Look for Lowry to look for shots closer to the basket, drawing contact and getting to the line more frequently Tuesday night.
  • Quake-hit Indonesians refuse to leave high ground

    Quake-hit Indonesians refuse to leave high ground

    The warning was later lifted by the disaster agency, which had estimated the wave at under a half a metre (20 inches). The quake struck at 18:40 (local time) with an epicentre 10 kilometres under the seabed, the agency said.
    Hoda Kotb introduces newborn daughter Hope Catherine

    Hoda Kotb introduces newborn daughter Hope Catherine

    Hoda Kotb is officially a mom times two! The former Today host and legendary television personality couldn't be happier for her longtime pal, who recently announced the exciting baby news on Tuesday morning.
    Rebâtir Notre-Dame

    Rebâtir Notre-Dame "d'ici cinq années" — Macron

    Les dons affluent depuis la destruction partielle de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris par un incendie lundi. La remise est alors appliquée dans la limite de 50% de l'impôt dû par l'entreprise.
  • Les Giallorossi interdits de photo avec Drake

    Les Giallorossi interdits de photo avec Drake

    Il y a la malédiction Aaron Ramsey et les morts après bon nombre de ses buts et voilà maintenant la malédiction Drake . A raison, le PSG sombrant corps et biens au Stade Pierre-Mauroy pour s'incliner 5-1.
    Minnesota Duluth wins 2nd straight title, beating UMass 3-0

    Minnesota Duluth wins 2nd straight title, beating UMass 3-0

    The game could potentially be the final one at UMass for Bulldogs sophomore defenseman Cale Makar. "I give them a lot of credit". The Bulldogs used that possession advantage to put pressure on UMass early. "I just want to keep it on as long as I can".
    Gros score pour le début de la saison 8 — Game of Thrones

    Gros score pour le début de la saison 8 — Game of Thrones

    Après Game of Thrones (17% des virus), ce sont les séries The Walking Dead et Arrow qui contiennent le plus de malwares. Martin a ainsi battu un record de visionnage sur l'ensemble des plateformes de HBO (télévision, HBO Go et HBO Now).
  • Late victor  sees City through to FA Cup final

    Late victor sees City through to FA Cup final

    Skipper Steph Houghton was one of eight of the City side that won the FA Cup to start for Nick Cushing 's team today. Karen Bardsley pulled off a wonderful save to stop the visitors taking the lead a quarter of an hour into the game.
    Notre Dame to Rebuild after the Fire

    Notre Dame to Rebuild after the Fire

    Some 30 people have already been questioned in the investigation, which the Paris prosecutor warned would be long and complex. US President Donald Trump relayed Americans' "condolences" to Macron over the fire, the White House said.
    Mandel, Fildebrandt, Rhodes fall short on Alberta election night

    Mandel, Fildebrandt, Rhodes fall short on Alberta election night

    Kenney, who is 50, orchestrated a merger of Alberta's Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties in the summer of 2017. It is the first provincial election for Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.


Populaire

Egypt unveils colourful Fifth Dynasty tomb
Egypt is full of fascinating secrets and the desert never seems to stop unearthing the remains of an ancient civilization. Its decoration represents the tomb owner sitting in front of the offering table on the south and north walls.

Un coeur entier imprimé en 3D à partir de tissus humains
Il a la taille d'un cœur de lapin et a été imprimé à base de tissus humains , avec vaisseaux sanguins, ventricules et chambres. En Israël et aux Etats-Unis, de nombreux patients décèdent alors qu'ils sont sur liste d'attente, faute de coeurs disponibles.

Intel se retire du marché des puces 5G dans les téléphones intelligents
La grande interrogation maintenant est de savoir si Apple va s'appuyer exclusivement sur Qualcomm ou non pour la 5G. A priori donc, il faudra bien attendre l'année prochaine pour avoir des iPhone capables d'accrocher les réseaux 5G.

Un homme soupçonné de vouloir commettre un attentat a été arrêté — Belgique
Selon le quotidien, il était allé voir sa famille afin de faire ses adieux avant de commettre un attentat. Le jeune homme s'est converti à la religion musulmane après le décès de sa mère, tuée par son compagnon.

XV de France. Galthié futur sélectionneur des Bleus
Il a ensuite entraîné le Stade Français , Montpellier et Toulon , remportant un titre de champion de France avec Paris en 2007. Face aux échecs répétés du XV de France, le président de la FFR avait demandé à Jacques Brunel d'élargir son encadrement.

Daisy Ridley Says Episode IX’s Ending Was Changed During Production
But he left citing creative differences, particularly with scripts that Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy didn't like. Abrams, coming off of the success of 2015's The Force Awakens , jumped on board following Trevorrow's departure.

Sky Sports pundit gives his prediction for FC Porto v Liverpool FC
Indeed, Porto last won five or more straight home games in the competition between October 1998 and December 1999 (run of six). But the Portuguese champions overturned a 2-1 deficit against Roma in the last round when they beat the Italians 3-1 at home.

Israel Folau to challenge Rugby Australia's termination of his contract
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika said earlier this week that he would not be able to select the back for his side again. Rugby Australia will now make arrangements with the Rugby Union Players' Association for the hearing.

Russo Brothers to work with Tom Holland in the next
Avengers: Endgame is among the highly anticipated film and the team of the film is engaged in press tours. Anthony Russo said, "Like Kevin said, this movie is meant to be the culmination of the 22 movie run".

Ligue des champions : l’Ajax crée encore la sensation, le Barça assure
Le FC Barcelone et l'Ajax Amsterdam ont décroché leur billet pour les demi-finales de la Ligue des champions, mardi 16 avril. Le Barça se faisait peur dès les premières minutes de jeu mais la frappe de Rashford trouvait la barre du but de Ter Stegen.