Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home

BBC News | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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Climate change activists glued themselves to a train and others are protesting outside Jeremy Corbyn's home in the third day of protests.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have been blocking traffic at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus since Monday.

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Earlier, three activists were glued to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train at Canary Wharf, causing minor delays.

Four people have now glued themselves together at the Labour leader's home.

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The activists, who are glued together with one chained to the Labour leader's house in north London with a bike lock, said they supported him but wanted the Labour Party to go further than declaring a "climate emergency".

Jeremy Corbyn left his home but declined to meet or speak to any of the protesters.

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Easter eggs and flowers from the group, which had been taken into Mr Corbyn's home earlier, were later returned to the street by the Labour leader's wife Laura Alvarez.

More than 300 people have been arrested this week over the protests.

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A campaigner who glued himself to the train's window was removed about an hour after the start of the DLR protest, at about 10:50 BST.

A man and a woman who unfurled a banner and glued themselves to the top of the train's carriage were also later removed and carried off by officers.

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BTP said three people had been arrested for obstructing the railway.

Extinction Rebellion: Can the plan work?

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'Our objective is to cause disruption'

Extinction Rebellion targeted the DLR after members changed their minds about disrupting the Tube network.

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It came after BTP ordered Transport for London (TfL) to switch off wi-fi at Tube stations to deter protests.

Supt Matt Allingham said extra officers would be on duty throughout the day, adding: "We will not tolerate any activity which disrupts the millions of passengers who rely on using the rail network in London."

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Campaigners at Waterloo Bridge and...
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