Extinction Rebellion is geared up to protest march on the Houses of Parliament as they commence ten days of climate protests around central London.
Protesters Pledge to Sit in Street Outside Houses of Parliament
Regardless of being cautioned by police, they face detention if they breach harsh conditions placed on the marches, the group is going ahead with a series of events from 1 to 10 September.
Prepared shows consist of a carnival of bribery outside the Treasury, a walk of shame near the Bank of England, and a quiet protest outside Buckingham Palace.
On Tuesday morning, to request MP’s funding a new Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill, protesters will congregate on Parliament Square from four separate locations.
The group pledged on Facebook, ‘Protestors will opt to sit in the streets, overnight if required, to retain a continual presence and pressure until our voices are truly heard. We will sit outside until they take action to back the bill’.
Though, the Metropolitan Police stated that rallies can only take place off the main roads at Parliament Square Gardens between 8 am and 7 pm.
They have also reported Extinction Rebellion not to use boats, vehicles, trailers, or other buildings as part of their parade.
Met Commander Warns to Arrest Marchers Who Fails to Follow the Rules
Anyone who is involved in the rally and who deliberately fails to abide by the conditions may be likely to arrest, forewarned by the Met Commander Jane Connors.
She also said, ‘In advance of a number of planned environmental protests, we have agreed to enforce restrictions under Section 12 and Section 14 of the Public Order Act (1986) on demonstrators looking to gather, and those looking to go on a march.’
Met Commander Jane Connors added, ‘We recognize these demonstrations may lead to severe trouble to local businesses, travelers and our communities and citizens, which I will not endure. This is the reason we have executed these restrictions.’
By announcing a string of £10,000 fines, police have struggled to crack down on rallies and illegal rambles over the Bank Holiday weekend. Piers Corbyn, the brother of ex-Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, got one of the fixed punishment notifications after holding an anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square on Saturday but said he would decline to reimburse.
Around England throughout the weekend, elimination revolt demonstrators have by now presented quite a few protests, involving at a number of airports against projected development plans.
On Monday, in contrast to the new Silvertown road tunnel under the Thames, a group of weeping ghouls executed a march in Woolwich.
On Saturday, in the wake of a rally in Brighton, three women were also apprehended, with specialist officers called to charge down protesters who had scaled the West Beach Cafe on the riverside.
During last year’s Extinction Rebellion marches after campaigners operated to barricade bridges and major roads in central London throughout several days, more than 1,700 arrests were made by the police.