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Extinction Rebellion Lowestoft take to high street | Lowestoft and Waveney News

Extinction Rebellion Lowestoft take to high street | Lowestoft and Waveney News

It comes as Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick said the force had been "stretched" by XR protests, impeding its ability to respond to other crimes.

The local branch said the response of the town to climate change is "very mixed" and with some people stating they disagree with the group's protesting methods in London.

She told the PA news agency she hoped the activists would choose to either "protest lawfully" or "go home".

They urged "rebels" on the streets to "stay strong" in the face of potential arrest.

Emma Bateman from Lowestoft attended the protests in London with her 81-year-old mother Anne Bateman - who also made the groups flags.

They served a Section 14 notice - created to prevent "serious disruption" to communities - before removing those who had camped out in Westminster.

It also said that police may need to speak to her again, she remains under investigation and she may be arrested again.

"This peaceful non-violent disruption to your lives is nothing compare to the disruption that the inaction of our governments on the climate and ecological emergency will bring", read a tweet from the movement's official account.

Activists blocked the entrance to the BBC's central London headquarters on Friday, with some scaling the front of the building.

Around 50 people had been arrested at London airport on Thursday, after partially-sighted former Paralympic cyclist, James Brown, got on top of a British Airways plane to stand up "for everybody's kids".

Extinction Rebellion is calling for urgent action to tackle climate change and wildlife losses.

Another man refused to sit in his seat, delaying a flight by almost two hours.

Extinction Rebellion has yet to comment on Dame Cressida's comments.

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