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Climate action protesters continue rallying in London


Hundreds of environmentalist protesters descended on central London Wednesday on a third day of mass protests planned across the British capital.

Protesters marched to the Picadilly Circus after gathering first in front of the Brazilian Embassy to rally for “indigenous peoples of Amazon rainforests,” closing the main junction and disrupting traffic.

More than 100 people have been arrested during the first two days of the protests in central London’s busiest spots, including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Cambridge Circus, Whitehall, and Oxford Street.

On Tuesday, protesters blocked the entrance of the Selfridges building and briefly rallied on Oxford Street, causing disruption. Some protesters locked themselves to vehicles, while some others glued themselves on shop windows.

"Extinction Rebellion will take to the streets again, with plans to disrupt the City of London to target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis -- the political economy," a statement from the group said on protests.

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