Eco-warriors glue themselves to London Stock Exchange and climb on Canary Wharf trains in more chaos for commuters

ECO-WARRIORS have glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed on top of a train on the final day of climate change protests in the capital.

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators glued themselves to entrances to the exchange in the City of London wearing LED signs reading “climate emergency”, “tell the truth” and “you can’t eat money”.

Extinction Rebellion environmental activists glue themselves to the main entrance of the London Stock Exchange
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Protester Diana Warner glues her hand to a train at Canary Wharf Station
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Campaigners also climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station, the heart of London’s financial district.

Activists held signs saying “business as usual = death” and “don’t jail the canaries”.

Diana Warner, 60, who glued her hand to the train, said: “It’s bizarre we have to do this in order for governments to listen to the scientists.

“I’ve got children who are grown up so I can do this, so I’m doing it for everyone who can’t.”

MORE THAN 1,000 ARRESTS

Extinction Rebellion said today’s protest is likely to last a few hours, on the day the group is due to end blockades at Parliament Square and Marble Arch.

A spokeswoman for the group said the area is being targeted because “the financial industry is responsible for funding climate and ecological destruction and we are calling on them, the companies and the institutions that allow this to happen, to tell the truth”.

She added: “And we’re asking the Government to take action to address the climate emergency.”

Scotland Yard have arrested 1,088 people linked to the group which has staged protests on London’s bridges, brought traffic to a standstill, occupied Oxford Circus and taken part in a “die in” at the Natural History Museum.

Activists have also glued themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington house.

Roger Hallam, a founder and organiser of Extinction Rebellion, said it had been the biggest civil disobedience event in recent British history.

The number of arrests had surpassed that at the anti-nuclear protests at Upper Heyford in 1982 (752), he said.

Extinction Rebellion is calling for greater acknowledgement from the Government of the problem of climate change, and a move towards a zero-carbon economy by 2025.

On Easter Monday, at least 100 protesters lay down under the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum in a stunt organisers called a “die in”.

Some protesters, wearing red face paint, veils and robes, remained to give a performance to classical music on the steps beneath the skeleton.

Protesters unfurled signs saying ‘business as usual = death’
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