Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters caused dramatic scenes at several of London’s public transport stations last week.
The protestors caused severe delays and obstruction to the tubes and trains across London during the morning commute in the wake of a ban on all XR protests in the capital.
As of Thursday, more than 1,400 people have been arrested during eleven days of XR action, with the threat that anyone defying police orders would be detained.
Adam Smith, an XR protester in Central London claimed, “Chaos and disruption need to occur for the government to wake up and meet our demands.” However, he added, members putting themselves in severe danger, “is not a price worth paying.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stressed that the actions were “extremely dangerous and disruptive.”
The Met Chief, Cressida Dick, said in a statement, “This is placing horrendous strain on London and the Met.”