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Thousands of climate change protestors took to the streets of London Monday, wielding trees, gluing themselves to street furniture and smashing glass doors in an effort to raise awareness on the climate crisis.
Part of a global campaign planned by Extinction Rebellion that spans over 80 cities across 33 cities, the demonstrators held protests and blocked traffic in five different locations around the British capital.
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At Waterloo Bridge, protestors halted traffic and brought trees, flowers and plants to create an “impromptu garden.” Also in Waterloo, demonstrators vandalized the oil-company Shell’s headquarters by spraying graffiti, gluing themselves to windows and smashing revolving glass doors.
“We respect the right of everyone to express their point of view,” a Shell spokesman told CNN. “We ask only that they do so with their safety and the safety of others in mind.”
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Mark Ovland, one of the protestors glued to the boat, said that the disruption of London was to “gain attention to what is the biggest crisis facing humanity at the moment.”
“For 30 years, people have known the signs of what’s happening with the climate, with the ecological crisis. Nothing’s been done,” said Ovland...
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