Climate change protesters block train at Canary Wharf station

Mount Mc Kinley in Denali National Park Alaska

Mount Mc Kinley in Denali National Park Alaska

Thousands of people have taken part in the protests, blockading four landmarks in London in an attempt to force the government to take action on the climate crisis.

Nearly 300 arrests were made in the first two days of the protest.

WiFi has been shut down across the Tube network in a bid to deter demonstrators blocking Underground services.

Extinction Rebellion is an global protest group that uses non-violent civil disobedience to campaign on environmental issues.

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"The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we're already working closely with the police to manage the impact on London's transport network".

"I'm also a staunch supporter of the right to peaceful protest - which is a cornerstone of our democracy", Khan said.

"At this time, ongoing demonstrations are causing serious disruptions to public transport, local businesses and Londoners who wish to go about their daily business", Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove said on Tuesday.

The events in London are part of an worldwide "climate rebellion" organised by Extinction Rebellion.

Activist Katy Fowler, 39, from Machynlleth in Wales, said reaction from the public had been very positive.

Travel disruption has been reported at a busy commuter station in London as a third consecutive day of protesting over climate change has got underway.

Yesterday the Metropolitan Police warned the protests had closed 55 bus routes and affected half a million people.

The police have ordered the protesters to confine themselves to a zone within Marble Arch, a space at the junction of Hyde Park, the Oxford Street main shopping thoroughfare and the Park Lane street of plush hotels. Organisers said protests had taken place or were planned in 80 cities across 33 countries - from India to Australia, and around Europe and the US.

The group is demanding the government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen's assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change.

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