Police in London warned Extinction Rebellion activists on Monday that they would be arrested after environmental activist group Tower Bridge blocked traffic from one of the capital’s most recognizable landmarks.
The Metropolitan Police said protesters, who are halfway through two weeks of promised protests in the British capital, had used a van and caravan to block the world-famous crossing.
“Officers were on the scene almost immediately,” the police said on Twitter.
“We are working with @CityPolice to get traffic moving again,” it added, referring to the neighboring City of London Police Station which is responsible for the heart of the financial district.
“We will warn those who protest that this roadblock is unreasonable and they should disperse. If they don’t move, they could be arrested,” the Met said in a later update.
Extinction Rebellion kicked off another round of disruptive protests last Monday, with thousands of climate activists crowding central London since they crowd to demonstrate against perceived global inaction on the issue.
“Another towering achievement by #ExtinctionRebellion as the world’s most famous bridge is BLOCKED,” the group’s British branch tweeted Monday.
On Friday, hundreds of people in the City of London’s financial center protested the financing of fossil fuels by lenders in the so-called Square Mile, as part of the ongoing action dubbed the Impossible Rebellion.
Police have made dozens of arrests in the past week, including 34 during Sunday demonstrations.
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