More than 200 activists arrested in London climate change protests

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More than 120 environmental activists have been arrested as main roads and junctions in London remain blocked on the second day of protests.

Police had asked the campaigners to restrict their protest to Marble Arch after they caused widespread disruption on Monday, the BBC reported.

Five arrests were for criminal damage after the Royal Dutch Shell building near the River Thames was targeted on Monday.

The group says there is a climate emergency and that governments need to aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

"The information and intelligence available at this time means that that Met (police) feels this action is necessary in order to prevent the demonstrations from causing ongoing serious disruption", the police said.

Spokesman James Fox said the group had attempted to maintain a blockade overnight at four sites in central London before the police came to impose the new restriction.

"The idea is that if people are arrested others step in and take their place".

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Environmental protesters blocked several landmarks in London on Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers take immediate action to fight climate change.

Activists have parked a trailer with a pink boat bearing the message "tell the truth" at Oxford Circus, one of London's busiest shopping areas.

London got its Garden Bridge today.

Launched by climate activists in the United Kingdom last year, the focus of the movement in America is "the hope the arrival of Extinction Rebellion will be a watershed moment for the US environmental movement, shifting it from what they see as a tepid response to the cavalcade of disasters threatening the livability of the planet".

The campaign cites as inspiration the civil rights and suffragette movements and is backed by hundreds of scientists and academics, including the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

"We have officers out on the ground engaging with protestors and local communities to ensure proportionate policing plans are in place", Wingrove said. We've got 12 years to act before there is irreversible damage to the environment and we start to see catastrophic changes.