Protesters with #insulatebritain have blocked the roads near Purfleet
Angry drivers dragged @InsulateGB protesters from the road after they blocked a busy junction by the m25 near the QE2 bridge
Drivers are becoming increasingly aggressive with #insulatebritain protesters
I am not lying when I say this whole thing was so tense that I couldn't actually live tweet what was happening Sorry followers!

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3 Sep
Back in the City, where #ExtinctionRebellion are on the march again, attempting to raise awareness of rising sea levels, as their latest rebellion draws to a close.
#ExtinctionRebellion’s protesters have paused in front of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
“Lloyds of London is an insurer of fossil fuel projects at a vast scale across the world and it’s the turning of the wheels of finance driving more and more of these destructive projects.”

#ExtinctionRebellion activist George Barda, from Bristol, on why protesters are here.
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2 Sep
Several hundred #ExtinctionRebellion protesters blocking the road outside the Bank of England.
Today’s #ExtinctionRebellion protest is a mass breach of bail conditions, with rebels arrested over the past two weeks breaking their conditions by returning to the City of London.
“I’ve been arrested over 200 times in many different countries, I don’t think one more time is going to make much of a difference.”

Veteran peace campaigner Angie Zelter, 70, who is breaking a bail condition stipulating that she stays out of the City. #ExtinctionRebellion
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1 Sep
Several hundred #ExtinctionRebellion protesters outside Downing St protesting against “greenwashing” Image
“Greenwash is when people claim to be taking action to tackle the climate emergency, but actually they are not.”

Lisa Hill, 57, of Newbury #ExtinctionRebellion, outside Downing Street. Image
“Ducking out of meaningful climate responsibility.”

Today’s #ExtinctionRebellion protest is highlighting what they see as the government’s duplicity over the climate emergency. Image
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31 Aug
Day 9 of #ExtinctionRebellion: protesters are gathering between Tower Bridge and City Hall. XR promises a “new occupation”. Image
Already this morning, @RebelsAnimal protesters have blockaded an @ArlaDairyUK distribution centre, while other activists have occupied the offices of @wwf_uk. Read my report from earlier.…
The #extinctionrebellion protesters at city hall are on the march, led by the protest samba band.
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3 Apr
People have begun rallying at Speakers Corner in London ahead of the #KillTheBill #PoliceCrackdownBill protest this afternoon.
“We’re from the Bargee Travellers Association, we live on boats that don’t have home moorings. We’re here in solidarity with other travellers and also for the right to protest.”

Olivia, right, 32, from Peterborough, at the #KillTheBill protest.
“I’m here dressed as the grim reaper to mourn what is in effect the death of democracy .... We need to stop this bill going through because it’s a complete erosion of our civil liberties.”

Name withheld. #KillTheBill #PoliceCrackdownBill
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26 Jan
BREAKING: Elizabeth Denham, @ICOnews information commissioner, has confirmed the @Conservatives broke the law by racially profiling 10m voters in 2019.…
Appearing at the @CommonsDCMS select committee, Denham insisted that the Conservative party had destroyed the data when her office recommended it, so that enforcement action was unnecessary.
But, she added: "We made the recommendation that they destroy the data because they didn't have the legal basis to collect it ... it was illegal to collect."
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