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    'Rules Must Be Broken': Greta Thunberg Slams Police Ban on London Climate Protests

    Fabrice Coffrini
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    Extinction Rebellion started a two-week "international rebellion" on 7 October in an effort to push governments around the world to take action on the climate crisis.

    Sixteen-year old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has apparently suggested that climate protesters should stand up to the cops as some rules are apparently not meant to be upheld in certain situations.

    As the Daily Mail notes, Greta delivered her message via social media after Extinction Rebellion protesters were evicted from Trafalgar Square by police after the authorities “banned 'any assembly' within London”.

    Retweeting an Amnesty International’s condemnation of the ban, Greta claimed that “if standing up against the climate and ecological breakdown and for humanity is against the rules then the rules must be broken”.

    ​A considerable number of social media users seemed to agree with Greta’s message.

    News of this development, however, attracted a fair share of her detractors as well.

    Extinction Rebellion started a two-week "international rebellion" on 7 October in an effort to push governments around the world to take action on the climate crisis. Activists have blocked streets and bridges in major cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, and elsewhere.

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