Thursday 18 April 2019 9:52 am

Extinction Rebellion protest: Climate change protesters block Vauxhall Bridge on fourth day of action

Climate change protesters have blocked Vauxhall Bridge on the fourth day of action in central London this week. 

Read more: London shutdown goes on in fourth day of climate change protests

Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that demonstrators were "intermittently" blocking the road, and drivers should expect delays. 


Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge also remain closed to traffic today, as activists vowed not to move until politicians meet their demands for a zero-carbon economy by 2025. 

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Protesters swamped Waterloo Bridge yesterday in the third day of a blockade (Source: Getty)

The movement's co-founder, Gail Bradbrook, told the BBC this morning "if democracy is not being honoured, then people have the right to mass disruption". 

She called on people to "take time off work and join us…have fun rebelling". 

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Tents pitched near Marble Arch ensured traffic remains closed in a week of London activism (Source: Getty)

More than 400 people have been arrested so far and West End businesses have complained that the action has cost them at least £12m in lost sales as footfall dropped by 25 per cent. 


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Police removed three protesters who had glued themselves to a DLR train in Canary Wharf station (Source: Getty)

Yesterday, protesters glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station in a bid to bring travel chaos to London's rail network.

Read more: Protesters glue themselves to DLR train at Canary Wharf

A group of activists also glued themselves together outside Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's north London house to encourage him to go further with the party's green policies. 

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Laura Alvarez, Jeremy Corbyn's wife, walks past the protesters at her north London home yesterday (Source: Getty)

 

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