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Seven days: 11 October

Seven days: 11 October

Extinction Rebellion

The end is nigh

Activists have once more brought disruption to the streets of major cities across the world, in protest against government inaction over climate change. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested in London, where some have blocked major roads, camped and glued themselves to buildings. The organisation is targeting net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and wants the creation of a citizens’ assembly to tackle climate change – it will demonstrate in London until 19 October. Prime minister Boris Johnson is reported as having described the activists as “uncooperative crusties” at a book launch this week.

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