The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square has been vandalised during an Extinction Rebellion protest in central London. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters were arrested after gluing themselves to a road in central London,aiming to disrupt the Prime Minister's journey to Parliament for PMQs. Atleast three people were arrested, including Will, who says the climateemergency is far worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Government isignoring the issue. Demonstrators have also occupied trees in ParliamentSquare and held theatrical performances to highlight their cause.
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Home Secretary Priti Patel gives the keynote speech at the PoliceSuperintendents' Association annual conference. Ms Patel has referred toExtinction Rebellion (XR) activists as “so-called eco-crusaders turnedcriminals”. She said she refuses to allow the “guerrilla tactics” and“anarchy” of the climate protesters on to the streets of the UK.
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Home Office minister Kit Malthouse gave a statement in the House of Commonswhere he condemned the behaviour of Extinction Rebellion protesters, accusingsome of seeking to “impose an extremist world view” on others.
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A super-fit dad who is battling motor neurone disease has smashed the recordfor the fastest time travelling along the Thames by pedalo – the latest in aseries of gruelling physical challenges he is taking on to help slow thedisease’s progression. Alongside three friends, Alex Gibson, 42, completed the128-mile stretch from Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, to Teddington Lock,west London, in just over two days – beating the previous record set by almost48 hours and raising £35,000 for his charity, Challenging MND.
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Hundreds of arts venues across the UK have been lit up red in a show ofsolidarity with the ailing creative industries. London landmarks including theTate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southbank Centre and Waterloo Bridge wereilluminated to symbolise the sector going into “red alert” amid thecoronavirus pandemic. The action, titled Throw Us A Line, also saw workersfrom the creative industries line up along the River Thames’ banks andbridges.
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Uber has joined up with Thames Clippers for the launch of its new service UberBoat. The service, which commences in London on Monday, will allow users topurchase tickets for Thames Clippers boats in advance through the Uber app andthen use QR technology to board. The payment will be processed using Uberaccount details. Passengers will be able to use the service across a fleet of20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from 23 piers across London.
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