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WATCH 50+ arrests made after Extinction Rebellion protest shuts down London street

Dozens of environmental activists with Extinction Rebellion were arrested after taking to the streets of London for a major protest, chaining themselves to objects – and each other – to shut down a busy junction in the city.

The environmentalist group gathered near London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday, where protesters attempted to shut down a roundabout, some chaining themselves to a pink, four-meter tall structure carrying the words “Come to the table.” Others were seen crawling under cars in an effort to block the road.

The demonstration came soon after Extinction Rebellion declared a new protest campaign it dubbed “the Impossible Rebellion,” saying it plans to hold “disruptive actions” across London for two weeks straight, including “occupations” of public spaces.

“Everyone’s really excited for the next two weeks,” one protester told local media. “We’re looking forward to disrupting London in general.”

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