A frail 92-year-old Extinction Rebellion protester was among 90 activists arrested in central London today after a 3,000-strong eco-mob flooded the capital. John Lynes, the elderly demonstrator who used a walking stick, was surrounded by officers who escorted him to a waiting police van amid chaotic scenes in the capital. Earlier a wheelchair user ended up collapsed on the road and officers helped her back into her chair before wheeling her away from the road outside Westminster Abbey. The Metropolitan Police said 90 people had been arrested as of 6pm for offences including assaulting an emergency worker, obstructing police and public order breaches. At least 10 people were carried away by officers after the group refused to move from the roads around Parliament Square. Protesters chanted and cheered as the officers took them away to nearby police vans. Demonstrators enjoyed a carnival-like atmosphere during the protest today, waving flags and banners including ‘Make Earth Great Again’ on their march down the Mall and into Parliament Square – with limited social distancing despite current Covid restrictions. Similar rallies took place in Cardiff and Manchester, and come after XR protests planned for earlier in the year were cancelled due to the spread… Read full this story
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