"As of 1800hrs, 90 people have been arrested for offences including breaching Public Order conditions, obstructing the highway, obstructing police and assault on an emergency worker", the police said on Twitter.
As of 1800hrs, 90 people have been arrested for offences including breaching Public Order conditions, obstructing the highway, obstructing police and assault on an emergency worker.— MPS Events (@MetPoliceEvents) September 1, 2020
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the UK Parliament in Central London on Tuesday as the environmental group began two weeks of disruption across the United Kingdom.
At least 90 arrested on first day of Extinction Rebellion protests in Central London #ExtinctionRebellion @ExtinctionR @XRLondon @XRebellionUK Licence vid: https://t.co/sb5JfD0MLk pic.twitter.com/mzjh04BZys— Urban Pictures UK (@Urban_Pictures) September 1, 2020
Extinction Rebellion kicking off with the police at Parliament Square .... pic.twitter.com/jjEXf7CMbz— Paul Brown🇬🇧 Browns 🏈/ Food 🌶/ London💂Vlogger (@PaulBrown_UK) September 1, 2020
The protesters said the sit-in demonstration at Parliament Square was aimed at pressing lawmakers and the government to take direct actions on climate change.
The environmental group, whose protests last year brought Central London to a standstill for several days, has been out of the streets for the last five months due to the novel coronavirus lockdown.