Activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange

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They were wearing financial-ticker style LED screens with the slogans "tell the truth", "climate emergency" and "you can't eat money".

The chief executive of Friends of the Earth has said that he supports the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London because people "have to do more than just signing petitions" to stop climate change.

A former Norwich city councillor was among the Extinction Rebellion activists who glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange.

The exchange, which has no trading floor, continued to function as normal.

Extinction Rebellion protesters targeted the financial industry today in a bid to unveil the "truth" about their roles in funding the climate and ecological crisis.

Police said conditions imposed in the Marble Arch area have been extended for a further three days, meaning that people who wish to continue protesting must assemble in a specific area.

Extinction Rebellion protestors have staged interventions and blockades at a range of locations, from Oxford Street and to parliament, but this was their first time occupying a museum.

In a statement BTP added: "Shortly after 7.15am this morning officers from BTP were called to Canary Wharf station after a number of protesters climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) service".

The Metropolitan Police said they were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing.

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Like the other activists, Mrs Galvin dressed in a black suit with a red tie and what the group describe as "Robocop" - style masks with the Extinction Rebellion logo on it.

Responding to a Parliamentary question on the protests from former Labour leader Ed Milliband, the government said it hoped to work with all parties to make progress with climate change.

It marks the final day of the group's demonstrations that have caused major disruption across the streets of London.

"And we would like to apologise to the public for the disruptions", he added.

"Any organiser or person taking part in the protest failing to comply with these conditions or inciting others not to comply with them will be committing an offence and will be liable to arrest". We do not do this lightly.

A group spokeswoman said they want the British government to take action on climate change. "We only do this because this is an emergency".

Protests could culminate on Friday, when the group will take to the famous Hyde Park Speakers Corner after two weeks of protests.

Police said 1,130 arrests had been made since the main protests began. "We have a policing plan in place to manage protester activity".

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