Extinction Rebellion Protesters May Sue Police as Ban Ruled Unlawful

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests in London last month. In a judgment handed down on Wednesday morning, Mr Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Chamberlain said the section 14 order imposed during …

Spain Offers to Host UN Climate Conference After Chile Cancellation

Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the global environmental meeting and next month’s Apec trade summit. On Thursday afternoon, the Spanish government said the acting prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, had offered to …

Greenpeace Protestors Board North Sea Oil Rig in Protest Against BP

Greenpeace climate activists have boarded an oil rig being towed out to the North Sea to protest against continued fossil fuel exploration. Two campaigners climbed onto the 27,000-tonne platform from a boat as it was being taken out of the Cromarty Firth – they did so in protest against BP’s …

More Than 400 Arrested at Extinction Rebellion Protests in London

There have been more than 400 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports suggest the capital’s cells are rapidly filling up. The Metropolitan police would not release up-to-date figures on cell capacity, but data from two years ago showed they had 799 cells available across London. …

Climate Strike: Schoolchildren Protest over Climate Change

Pupils from around the UK went “on strike” on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change. Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike …