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British police arrest 135 anti-climate change protesters

LONDON, British police arrested 135 people in London on Monday in connection with protests demanding environmental emergency, organized by the Extinction Rebellion movement.

Police said in a statement that protesters blocked many major roads in the center of the capital, which affected traffic, especially in Westminster city.

The two-week protests in London coincide with similar and coordinated demonstrations in capitals and cities in Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Environmental organizations affiliated with Extinction Rebellion called on the British government to declare an environmental emergency and cut emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2025.

The group organized large protests last April, with week-long protests of thousands, causing traffic jam on major streets.

It also disrupted public transport after demonstrators blocked subway trains, while others closed entrances to some major stations in front of Heathrow airport.

British police arrested 963 people in anti-climate change protests last April.

Source: Kuwait News Agency