This was the first XR event I attended, stunning in it’s size, it’s ability to disrupt and to keep itself at the top of the news agenda.
Starting on Monday 15 April 2019, Extinction Rebellion organised demonstrations in London, focusing on Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square.
The intersection of Oxford Street and Regent Street (Oxford Circus) was blocked with a boat, to which activists glued themselves, as well as gazebos, potted plants and trees, a mobile stage and a skate ramp.
Sites at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and the area around Parliament Square were also occupied and Shell Oil Company’s headquarters was targeted
On 16 April on Waterloo Bridge, police stopped making arrests after running out of holding cells. By the end of that day an estimated 500,000 people had been affected by the disruptions and 290 activists had been arrested in London.
On 25 April protesters glued themselves across the entrances to the London Stock Exchange, whilst others climbed on to a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf holding banners.
Activists gathered at Hyde Park to end the 11-day demonstrations in London, during which 1,130 people had been arrested. [source wikipedia]
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