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Tuesday, 22 October

Friday Youth Climate Protest Could Turn Ugly

The blood spattered scene outside a Fashion Week tradeshow on September, Friday 13.

The Metropolitan Police Force is so concerned that a protest in London on Friday September 20 could descend into riots and property invasion/damage, they have issued a control order.

To impose the conditions on the Global Strike Youth 4 Climate protests the Met required evidence that the procession may result in serious disruption to communities in London. Latest intelligence reports suggest that such serious disruption is an objective of this protest and is likely to occur.


The conditions imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 stipulate that:

Any assembly by organisers, members, participants, associates, supporters and sympathisers of the Global Climate Strike (whether or not they are members of this group) must take place in Millbank and Abingdon Street London, SW1P, from the stage area on South of Dean Stanley Street, to the junction of Abingdon Street with Parliament Square.

The Assembly cannot take place in any other part of London.

Any assembly must conclude at 3:30pm.


Golden rules

The Gold commander for the event, Commander Dave Musker, said: “We respect the right to protest. However, what we will not tolerate are protestors committing criminal offences and disproportionately stopping people going about their lawful business in London.

“Anyone who knowingly fails to comply with these conditions or incites others to fail to comply will be committing an offence and will be liable to arrest.

"I will not allow the actions of a few to seriously hinder the day-to-day activities of the vast majority of Londoners, or visitors. Anyone who is intent on violence will be dealt with swiftly and robustly."


Dover blockade

Saturday September 21 will see Extinction Rebellion South East England blockade the port of Dover to 'highlight the vulnerability of the UK’s food supply in the face of the ecological and climate emergency'.

On Tuesday September 17, the Environmental Audit Committee also presented a report on a similar theme - stating that 20 per cent of the UK's food imports come from countries already facing climate issues. .

Rebels will attempt to block two of the primary exit roads at the port of Dover. The protest is expected to cause major traffic disruption in and around the harbour.


In fashion

Just one week ago (September 13), five Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists glued themselves to main entrance of a Fashion Week tradeshow while others poured buckets of fake blood and staged die-in as part of a five day action targeting the fashion industry.

Rebels will be joining the Youth 4 protests ahead of the  'International Rebellion' starting on October 7 when XR have threatened to attack Parliament.

The Youth 4 protest hasw been encouraged on a global footprint. Workers around the world have been encouraged to down tools for half an hour to show their support for action on climate change.

Picture: The blood spattered scene outside a Fashion Week tradeshow on September, Friday 13.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer


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