These climate change activists glued themselves to a train as part of a wave of demonstrations across London.
On April 17, members of Extinction Rebellion group, climbed on top of a train in London. Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent international movement that uses civil disobedience to push climate conscious policies. The protesters super-glued their hands to the train and held up a sign that read “Climate Emergency.” British Transport Police used a solution to unstick protesters from the train.
Extinction Rebellion named the train disruption “The Pause” to, “…create moments in time when humanity stops and fully considers the extent of the harm we have done and are doing to life on earth.”
The protesters have been arrested on “suspicion of obstructing the railway.” London’s mayor Sadiq Khan responded to the protest saying, “I’m extremely frustrated by the damages caused to the public transport system in London. That’s why I’d say to the organizers: Please work with the police, please work with Transport For London, to make sure you minimize disruption.”
More than 300 climate change activists have been arrested in London in less than a week. Protesters also blocked the street at Oxford Circus with a boat that spelled “TELL THE TRUTH.”