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More than 100 demonstrators were arrested in London.

17:40, Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
More than 100 demonstrators were arrested in London.

Disruption in capital by Extinction Rebellion demonstrators continues into second day after more than 100 people were arrested overnight.

Police have moved in to begin arresting climate activists blocking Waterloo Bridge in central London.

Hundreds of people had occupied the crossing – and three other sites in central London since Monday morning.

Overnight officers tried to clear the bridge, arresting 113 people, but the blockade remained in place. However, just after 12.30pm on Tuesday officers moved in again and began to carry people away.

The protests are part of a global campaign organised by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion, with demonstrations planned in 80 cities across 33 countries in the coming days.

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