Four activists who sat outside the Labour leader’s home in Islington, North London, said they were are ‘all Jeremy Corbyn supporters’ but want the Labour Party to go further than declaring a ‘climate emergency’.
But Mr Corbyn refused to speak to the protesters and his wife Laura Alvarez was sent outside to return gifts of Easter eggs and flowers that had been given to him by the activists earlier.
The protesters later said they felt guilty about their actions and 55-year-old Tracee Williams added the group ‘felt terrible’ about upsetting Ms Alvarez.
It is unclear exactly what the protesters want Labour to do, while the party have not been spelled out what their green plans are to tackle the ’emergency’.
Labour declared the emergency in the House of Commons last month when shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman called on the Government to take ‘radical action’ on climate change.
Commuters and businesses are raging at the Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors amid major disruption to at least 500,000 people as a boat continues to block Oxford Circus, activists dance on Waterloo Bridge and rows of tents cover key routes through the capital.
Four Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued themselves together outside Jeremy Corbyn’s North London home today
Laura Alvarez, Mr Corbyn’s wife, walks past climate change activists who have glued their hands together at her home today. She later returned Easter eggs and flowers gifted to the Labour leader by the activists
Others said protesters doing yoga, singing and waving flags on Waterloo Bridge was ‘Like Glastonbury, but in the middle of one of London’s busiest bridges’.
One of the protesters even chained themselves to the fence using a bike lock. They left the scene shortly before 5pm.
Speaking during the protest, Tracee Williams, 55, said: ‘I don’t think this was a misstep but whether we’d do it again, I’m not so sure.
‘We just really felt we had to bring it to his front door.
‘I feel absolutely terrible about upsetting his wife.’
Earlier, Skeena Rathor, a Labour district councillor for Stroud said: ‘I feel really sorry and sad and guilty.’
They said they have had conversations with Mr Corbyn’s staff about a potential meeting next week.
Despite police shutting Transport for London’s public wifi to stop activists co-ordinating protests underground, Extinction Rebellion protesters also clambered on Docklands Light Railway carriages overground at Canary Wharf.
In response to Labour’s declaration last month, environment minister Therese Coffey said the government was ‘ahead of the game’.
She said: ‘We are making significant improvements in improving our natural environment.
Four activists who glued themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s home said they support the Labour leader but want Labour to go further than declaring a ‘climate emergency’
‘And I genuinely hope that the whole house comes together to make sure they get behind the plan, so we can make sure that we do leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it.’
The stunt in Islington followed other protesters gluing themselves to objects to cause disruption earlier in the day.
At Canary Wharf station, the protesters, a man and a woman, said they were staging a ‘peaceful protest’, and were glued themselves to the train roof. They were stood holding a banner with ‘climate emergency’ written on it.
A third protester glued his hand to the window of the train but was later removed by police. Transport for London said the DLR stunt caused only minor delays.
‘Stroppy teen’ activist storms off Sky News
A climate change activist who once vandalised Tory HQ with spraypaint was today branded a ‘stroppy teenager’ after he stormed out of a live Sky News interview.
Robin Boardman-Pattison, 20, stomped off set when Extinction Rebellion protestors were branded ‘incompetent, middle class, self-indulgent people’ by host Adam Boulton.
He was being quizzed by the news channel as the group continued to cause chaos across London for a third day, which has seen more than 300 people arrested.
Mr Boardman-Pattison (left) was being interviewed by host Adam Boulton (right) on Sky News as Extinction Rebellion continued to cause chaos across London for a third day
Mr Boardman-Pattison, who according to blogger Guido Fawkes was a leading member of an anti-Heathrow expansion group that vandalised the Conservative Party HQ last summer, tried to explain to Mr Boulton why the group was protesting.
He said: ‘I care so deeply so deeply about all the people in this world and all the life on it – and I will not see it die. Millions of people are going to starve. We face another hot summer and we are going to see the effects right here in the UK.’
But veteran broadcaster Mr Boulton said: ‘I feel very patronised by you because I feel that I’m well aware of what the situation is and I don’t see why millions of fellow citizens should be inconvenienced.
‘After a week Parliament has left, you come here and cause disruption in Westminster. You are not even getting your message across. You’re like the incompetent middle-class, self-indulgent people and you want to tell us how to live our lives. That’s what you are, aren’t you?’
The activist then got up from his chair and stormed off.