Bridport eco-campaigners among 300+ arrested in London

Photo of woman from Bridport at Waterloo Bridge

Published at 2:44pm 17th April 2019. (Updated at 7:18am 18th April 2019)

Climate change campaigners from Bridport say they will keep going, regardless of arrests on London's Waterloo Bridge.

The group 'Extinction Rebellion' is causing disruption for the third day in a row to public transport and shops in the capital.

Retailers are claiming they've lost out on £12 million in sales, as well as a 25% drop in footfall.

Sarah Churchill from Bridport says she wants to be arrested. 

Sarah Churchill from Bridport Extinction Rebellion

'It's an emergency'

She says she's not coming home until the government has promised change, despite arrests.

"A couple of people from Bridport have been arrested on the bridge."

"It's an emergency, that's what we're in and we need to face that together. The sooner we do that the better."

"No one's going home until it's done."

Extinction Rebellion are asking the government to:

  • Declare a climate emergency
  • Create a zero carbon economy by 2025.
  • Create a "citizen's assembly" to represent the public and lead the government decisions on climate change.

More than 300 people have now been arrested and police have cut some wifi on the Tube to stop protestors using it to organise a mass-shutdown.

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