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Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion Protestors Block Trafalgar Square in London (Photos)

© Sputnik / Demond CuretonAn activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
An activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK - Sputnik International
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International eco-activist group, Extinction Rebellion, has staged waves of protests via mass demonstrations, sit-ins and disruptions across the country.

Extinction Rebellion protests have entered their fifth day of action on Friday, where activists began blocking a major thruway near the roundabout at Trafalgar Square leading to The Strand.

Police began forming a massive cordon around the campsite during the sit-in, with no arrests seen at the time. Thousands of arrests have taken place since the demonstrations began on Monday, surpassing 1,000 people.

XR activists began blocking roads, bridges and offices during the first week of protests, with tensions culminating on Thursday, where hundreds blocked terminal entrances and climbed on top of buildings and planes at London City Airport.

Protests continue to grow as activities have been taking place across 60 cities worldwide, with groups calling upon governments to do more to tackle climate change.

Sputnik takes a look back at the first week of protests, which are set to last a second week leading up to 20 October.

© Sputnik / Demond CuretonA display of the world's largest polluters can be seen at the XR camp at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
A display of the world's largest polluters can be seen at the XR camp at Trafalgar Square in London, UK - Sputnik International
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A display of the world's largest polluters can be seen at the XR camp at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonA Charlie Chaplain impersonator draws chalk outlines of emperor penguins at the Extinction Rebellion camp at Trafalgar Square, London.
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A Charlie Chaplain impersonator draws chalk outlines of emperor penguins at the Extinction Rebellion camp at Trafalgar Square, London.
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonThe Extinction Rebellion 'Red Brigade' forms a procession along the Strand in protest of climate change in London, UK
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The Extinction Rebellion 'Red Brigade' forms a procession along the Strand in protest of climate change in London, UK
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonActivists from Extinction Rebellion's 'XR Kids' faction deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
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Activists from Extinction Rebellion's 'XR Kids' faction deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonPolice form a cordon around Extinction Rebellion protestors blocking roads around Trafalgar Square on Friday, 11 October 2019
Police form a cordon around Extinction Rebellion protestors blocking roads around Trafalgar Square on Friday, 11 October 2019 - Sputnik International
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Police form a cordon around Extinction Rebellion protestors blocking roads around Trafalgar Square on Friday, 11 October 2019
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonA musician performs on a platform during a major Extinction Rebellion rally at Trafalgar Square, London
A musician performs on a platform during a major Extinction Rebellion rally at Trafalgar Square, London - Sputnik International
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A musician performs on a platform during a major Extinction Rebellion rally at Trafalgar Square, London
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonActivists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group sit with banners at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019. The group argues for the link between the military industrial complex and climate change.
Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group sit with banners at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019 - Sputnik International
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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group sit with banners at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019. The group argues for the link between the military industrial complex and climate change.
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonPerformers from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) 'Red Brigade' pose for cameras in front of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, 8 October 2019
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Performers from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) 'Red Brigade' pose for cameras in front of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, 8 October 2019
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonActivists begin chanting and singing at a sit-in in a major road outside Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom on Friday 11 October 2019
Activists begin chanting and singing at a sit-in in a major road outside Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom on Friday 11 October 2019 - Sputnik International
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Activists begin chanting and singing at a sit-in in a major road outside Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom on Friday 11 October 2019
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonExtinction Rebellion activists block a major thruway to obstruct traffic during a major rally near Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019
Extinction Rebellion activists block a major thruway to obstruct traffic during a major rally near Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019 - Sputnik International
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Extinction Rebellion activists block a major thruway to obstruct traffic during a major rally near Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonActivists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group pose with a banner near the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on 11 October 2019
Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group pose with a banner near the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on 11 October 2019 - Sputnik International
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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group pose with a banner near the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on 11 October 2019
© Sputnik / Demond CuretonAn activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
An activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK - Sputnik International
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An activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
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A display of the world's largest polluters can be seen at the XR camp at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
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A Charlie Chaplain impersonator draws chalk outlines of emperor penguins at the Extinction Rebellion camp at Trafalgar Square, London.
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The Extinction Rebellion 'Red Brigade' forms a procession along the Strand in protest of climate change in London, UK
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Activists from Extinction Rebellion's 'XR Kids' faction deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
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Police form a cordon around Extinction Rebellion protestors blocking roads around Trafalgar Square on Friday, 11 October 2019
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A musician performs on a platform during a major Extinction Rebellion rally at Trafalgar Square, London
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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group sit with banners at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019. The group argues for the link between the military industrial complex and climate change.
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Performers from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) 'Red Brigade' pose for cameras in front of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, 8 October 2019
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Activists begin chanting and singing at a sit-in in a major road outside Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom on Friday 11 October 2019
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Extinction Rebellion activists block a major thruway to obstruct traffic during a major rally near Trafalgar Square in London, UK on Friday, 11 October 2019
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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Peace group pose with a banner near the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in London, UK on 11 October 2019
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An activist holds a banner on climate change as protestors stage a sit in at a major road at Trafalgar Square in London, UK
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