Climate protests block roads across Europe

Police officers stand guard outside Lambeth County Court during a raid on an Extinction Rebellion storage facility

On Wall Street in New York City, protesters held a mock funeral march and splashed the Charging Bull, the huge bronze tourist attraction, with a coat of red paint resembling blood.

Climate activists are back at it again, protesting all over the country as part of Extinction Rebellion's week of action against climate change.

Police are trying to negotiate with a man hanging from a harness off the underside of Brisbane's Story Bridge as climate protests take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

"Refugees flee climate chaos as they are forced from their homes".

Dutch police said they had arrested 90 people after Extinction Rebellion members occupied a bridge outside the famed Rijksmuseum art gallery.

More than 20 people have been arrested in London in connection with the protests, the Metropolitan Police said on Monday.

Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman Zoe Jones, 24, said: "We're here to pressure the Government into action because we can't wait any longer". (Reuters) Police clear Potsdamer Platz as climate activists from Extinction Rebellion launch a new wave of "civil disobedience" in Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2019.

The force said in a statement: "As of 08:00hrs this morning there have been a total of 21 arrests in connection with the Extinction Rebellion protests".

Extinction Rebellion says some protestors are willing to be arrested.

Actress Juliet Stevenson is among the celebrities taking part in the Extinction Rebellion protests now taking place at Trafalgar Square as part of the "international rebellion", along with actress Ruby Wax and models Daisy Lowe and Arizona Muse.

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Police arrested several people and all roads have since been reopened.

At least 25 people were arrested, ABC's Eyewitness News reported.

The environmental activists succeeded in closing off Lambeth bridge and the Mall and planned to shut down other key sites in central London, including Westminster Bridge, in addition to protests outside government departments. Before they were using super glue to stick to the roads - we think they have got certain types of equipment that might make it more hard to remove them.

The protests in Canada were on some of the country's busiest bridges including Angus L. Macdonald Bridge over Halifax Harbour, the Burrard Street bridge in Vancouver and the Prince Edward Viaduct in Toronto where protesters sprawled out on the roadway, according to The Canadian Press.

"Some might call us protesters, I call us protectors", said spokesperson Simon Oosterman.

Police have managed to break into an Extinction Rebellion van on Westminster Bridge and have arrested the driver, an onlooker said. The group took to the streets in the British capital on Monday morning as part of a fresh "international rebellion".

Some protesters have staged a sit-in and police are struggling to move them on.

"We're here because the government is not doing enough on the climate emergency", protester Lizzy Mansfield said.

Some activists glued or chained themselves to cars parked in the middle of roads or to street lamps, making it hard for police officers to detain them.

Early on Monday, a group of activists locked themselves to a mock nuclear missile outside the Ministry of Defence, calling on the government to redirect funds spent on Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent towards policies to combat climate change.

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