Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Arrested as Climate Protests Resume

After they were largely placed on hold by the coronavirus pandemic, Extinction Rebellion (XR) has resumed its efforts to urge the government to take urgent action against the climate crisis this month. A series of actions, aimed at highlighting the worsening ecological crisis, have been taking place across the UK,  including London and Manchester.  

Last Friday (4th September), XR protesters blocked three printing presses overnight accusing mainstream media of failing to report on the climate crisis. Protesters targeted presses which print Rupert Murdoch-owned titles, including The Sun and The Times. Out of the approximately 80 initially arrested, seventy-seven people have been charged. 

Meanwhile, more than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate crisis protests last week in central London. One of their aims was to urge MPs to back the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.