Climate change protesters block Vauxhall Bridge
Climate change protesters have blocked Vauxhall Bridge on the fourth day of action in central London this week.
Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that demonstrators were "intermittently" blocking the road, and drivers should expect delays.
A bit reminiscent of 28 days later…. Vauxhall Bridge Road today…. Apparently the protestors are forming a roaming road block every light change on the actual bridge….. pic.twitter.com/qHipOCBA7w
— Mairéad Ní Cheóinín (@Cheoinin) April 18, 2019
Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge also remain closed to traffic today, as activists vowed not to move until politicians meet their demands for a zero-carbon economy by 2025.
Protesters swamped Waterloo Bridge yesterday in the third day of a blockade (Source: Getty)
Vauxhall bridge northbound is blocked pic.twitter.com/pRrlKFvD2s
— pat (@Patman1884) April 18, 2019
The movement's co-founder, Gail Bradbrook, told the BBC this morning "if democracy is not being honoured, then people have the right to mass disruption".
She called on people to "take time off work and join us…have fun rebelling".
Tents pitched near Marble Arch ensured traffic remains closed in a week of London activism (Source: Getty)
More than 400 people have been arrested so far and West End businesses have complained that the action has cost them at least £12m in lost sales as footfall dropped by 25 per cent.
— Sally Wardle (@sally_wardle) April 18, 2019
And here is one of today's Extinction Rebellion protests, this time on Vauxhall bridge. pic.twitter.com/tZKmOHJku0
— city girl (@citygirlabroad) April 18, 2019
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