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XR's last London demo left 120 TONS of rubbish and cost £50,000 to clean up


Extinction Rebellion, the environmental campaigning group, left 120 tonnes of rubbish on London's streets when they last took over the capital.

The mess cost taxpayers £50,000 to clean up after they shut down major roads and streets in London in October 2019 in a bid to encourage the Government to tackle climate change.

Extinction Rebellion started a fortnight of action earlier this week and brought parts of London, including Oxford Circus and the West End, to a standstill. 

The action began on Monday when protestors set up a giant pink table by Leicester Square in a bid to encourage 'crisis talks' and asking the Government to 'come to the table'.

The group said the demonstration was to urge the UK Government to immediately stop all new fossil fuel investments.

On Tuesday, four members of Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action glued themselves to the front door of Selfridges on Oxford Street.

Other members of the protest poured fake oil over the activists and then proceeded to pour fake oil over the windows of the iconic British department store to further highlight the fashion industry's increasing reliance on fossil fuels, they said.

The following day a large number of protestors blocked Oxford Circus with another giant pink table with a banner reading 'come to the table'.

Elsewhere, demonstrators from sister group Animal Rebellion were joined by some XR activists and glued themselves to tables in the Leicester Square McDonalds in a bid to encourage the fast food giant to switch to a plant based menu.

The Metropolitan Police have arrested 236 people for a variety of offences in connection with the demonstrations since Sunday.