Extinction Rebellion protesters block roads in London sparking travel chaos.

Environmental activism group Extinction Rebellion have a launched a fresh two weeks of climate protests across London.

The climate change group - which brought London to a standstill in 2019 - says thousands will take part in their “Impossible Rebellion”, which plans to “target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis”.

Activists began congregating in Traflagar Square - and demonstrations are scheduled in central locations including St James’ Park, Piccadilly Circus - as well as further events in both north and south London.

In a statement, the group said: “Beginning on Monday August 23, Extinction Rebellion will take to the streets again, with plans to disrupt the City of London to target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis - the political economy.”

The Metropolitan Police said a “significant” operation would be put in place to manage the protests over the busy bank holiday weekend, but acknowledged the activists’ “important cause”.

PLANNED ACTION TIMELINE FROM EXTINCTION REBELLION FOR THIS WEEK

Tues 24th Aug 10am – St James Park
Tues 24th Aug 11am: London Bridge
Tues 24th Aug 4.30pm – Cavendish Square Gardens
Wed 25th Aug 10am – Brazilian Embassy
Wed 25th Aug 11.30am – Piccadilly Circus
Fri 27th Aug 12pm – Bank of England
Sat 28th Aug 12.30pm – Smithfield Market
Sat 28th Aug 12pm – Brixton Market
Sun 29th Aug 11.30am – Ducketts Common

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