Friday 11 October 2019 9:12 am

Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade BBC Broadcasting House on fifth day of London protests

Extinction Rebellion protesters have this morning taken to the BBC Broadcasting House in central London to demand “more accurate” reporting on climate change.

The BBC are not letting anyone in or out of the building at present due to safety concerns, preventing journalists from getting to work.

Read more: Extinction Rebellion protester lies on top of plane to disrupt flight at London City Airport

A group of around 40 activists are thought to have camped outside the building with banners reading “BBC, your silence is deadly” and “stop funding climate change”.

The police have begun to arrest some of the activists present there.

It is the fifth successive day of protests throughout London with the total number of arrests now passing the 1,000 mark.

Extinction Rebellion organisers have said this morning that police started “grabbing tents” and arresting people in Trafalgar Square.

This was where the Metropolitan Police had ordered Extinction Rebellion protesters to confine their protests to.

The Met said anyone protesting outside the prescribed pedestrianised area in Trafalgar Square, such as on the road, was liable for arrest.

Read more: Met Police calls in reinforcements to handle Extinction Rebellion protests

The protests lead by Extinction Rebellion are expected to last two weeks and the number of people police have arrested currently stands at 1,112.

Activists are thought to have given up on a proposed three-day occupation of London City Airport following the disruption there on Thursday.

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