London brought to standstill as environment protesters block Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo, Lambeth and Westminster bridges

By Wesley Hudson

London was brought to a standstill as environment protesters blocked five bridges over the Thames with 82 people being arrested.

More than a thousand protesters took part in the demonstration, organised by political organisation Extinct Rebellion, to raise awareness of climate change.

The arrests at the demonstration on Saturday November 17 were mainly for obstruction of Highway, all have been released under investigation.

Environmental demonstrator Vaishnavi Brassey said on Saturday November 17: “When I heard about this I felt like it was the suffragettes for the planet, I’m more scared of what’s happening in the future than possibly getting arrested today.

“If you look at the facts of reality it’s terrifying, if we want to live we need to wake up.”

Protesters blocked Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo, Lambeth and Westminster bridges.

The demonstrators, who had hundreds of banners and placards, ended their protest in Parliament Square.

Extinct Rebellion has smaller ‘Infinity Groups’ all over the country where nearby activist band together to discuss local and global environmental problems.

Many protesters left their homes in the early hours of the morning to make the demonstration.

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