Extinction Rebellion Start Blocking Roads Again
24 April 2019, 09:04 | Updated: 30 April 2019, 12:08
Climate change protesters are intermittently blocking junctions at Piccadilly Circus as part of two weeks of action across London.
Just a few days after major junctions in London were cleared of climate change protesters streets are again being blocked.
Demonstrators have been swarming and blocking roads around Piccadilly Circus. LBC Reporter Rachael Venables said that activists were waiting for lights to go red and then stepping into the road to block traffic.
10 police in piccadilly circus, allowing protesters to block traffic holding banners. Police also laughing and joking with them.absolute disgrace, bringing our city to a standstill @SadiqKhan @NickFerrariLBC @LBC pic.twitter.com/uYtaIx9zqx— Rich R (@Rich_Raad) April 24, 2019
Transport for London said that the action at Piccadilly Circus has caused traffic to queue Eastbound on Piccadilly with tailbacks to Hyde Park Corner and Lower Regent Street. Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Trafalgar Square are also impacted.