Extinction Rebellion eco-mob take over city centres across UK after grinding London to a halt and threatening Heathrow

EXTINCTION Rebellion protesters have blocked roads in city centres across the UK as police forces have warned about road closures affecting emergency services.

Earlier this year, the lefty mob brought central London to a grinding halt earlier this year with demands for environmental action.

Protesters on top of a yellow boat in the financial district of Leeds
Extinction Rebellion climate protesters on top of a yellow boat in the financial district of Leeds
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vIn Glasgow Extinction Rebellion activists block roads with a purple boat
In Glasgow Extinction Rebellion climate protesters block roads with a purple boat
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Eco-warriors have parked a blue boat in front of the Royal Courts of Justice
Extinction Rebellion protesters have parked a blue boat in front of the Royal Courts of Justice in London
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Today the protesters launched a five-day “summer uprising” in Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and London by placing five colourful boats to block the roads and bring traffic to a standstill.

Police have said the road closures could affect the emergency service’s ability to respond to incidents.

Extinction Rebellion is calling for the government to declare a climate emergency.

The climate activists say they are staging a series of “creative acts of civil disobedience”, blocking specific locations, bridges and roads.

In Glasgow, a 25-foot purple boat is being used to block the Trongate area of the city centre.

The protesters are targeting the financial district in Leeds to highlight the links between banking and the climate and ecological emergency.

Glasgow City Council said Trongate was closed to all eastbound traffic between Albion Street and High Street.

A large green boat has been set up on the grass in the Welsh capital outside Cardiff Castle as commuters suffered delays during rush house this morning.

ENVIRONMENTAL TAKE OVER

They also set up tents in front or Cardiff City Hall as the eco-warriors appeared to set up camp in a sign there will be more disruption in the coming days.

Stephen Lingwood, 37, from Extinction Rebellion Cardiff, said: “People are dying right now of climate chaos in places like India. It’s only going to get worse.

“We’re at the beginning of the sixth mass extinction and a climate genocide and the Government’s inaction is, in my view, criminally irresponsible.”

Exctinction Rebellion protesters have set up camp on Bristol Bridge with a pink boat as Avon and Somerset Police and traffic management used concrete blocks to close the road to traffic.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres, an area commander at Avon and Somerset Police, said the force had to resort to cancelling officers’ rest days to ensure there were “sufficient resources” during the protest.

He said: “Any unplanned and lengthy road closure could impact on the ability of emergency services to respond to incidents.

“We are factoring this into our plans so we can continue to keep the public safe.”

Any unplanned and lengthy road closure could impact on the ability of emergency services to respond to incidents.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres, an area commander at Avon and Somerset Police

A blue boat is parked in front of the Royal Courts of Justice in London as demonstrators sit in the road.

Protesters are calling on the Met Police to the drop cases against those arrested during the April protests

Each boat that has been unveiled is named after an environmental activist withe message “Act Now” on it.

Earlier this month, a leaked document revealed the eco-warriors plan to stop flights at London Heathrow with drones this autumn.

The protest group will organise “day after day” of chaos across two weeks at Europe’s biggest airport in a bid to disrupt flights,

In April, the environment “rebels” launched a range of attention-grabbing tactics to gain headlines, and prompt politicians into taking action to “avoid irreversible climate change and ecological collapse” over the course of 11 days..

The activists brought parts of busy London to a standstill with widespread demonstrations.

They blocked routes around Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge.

During the eco-warrrior’s takeover of the capital, more than a thousand people were arrested.

There was maximum disruption at roadblocks in the capital last month where the volunteers deliberately got themselves arrested.

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators with a green boat in Cardiff
Extinction Rebellion demonstrators with a green boat in Cardiff
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Extinction Rebellion are holding a five-day 'occupation' of Bristol
Extinction Rebellion are holding a five-day ‘occupation’ of Bristol
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Protesters hold signs in Leeds at the start of the Extinction Rebellion's 'summer uprising'
Extinction Rebellion protesters hold signs in Leeds at the start of the Extinction Rebellion’s ‘summer uprising’
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A woman holds this sign with Donald Trump and Theresa May's head on it during protests in Leeds
A woman holds this sign with Donald Trump and Theresa May’s head on it during Extinction Rebellion protests in Leeds
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Demonstrators sit on the ground, blocking the road in London
Extinction Rebellion climate demonstrators sit on the ground, blocking the road in London
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Eco-warriors dance as part of a road blockade in the Leeds city centre
Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors dance as part of a road blockade in the Leeds city centre
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Cyclists try to manouvere their way through Extinction Rebellion protesters as they occupy Bristol Bridge
Cyclists try to manouvere their way through Extinction Rebellion protesters as they occupy Bristol Bridge
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