Nearly 300 people were arrested in London during ongoing climate change protests organised by campaign group Extinction Rebellion that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill.
Extinction Rebellion (XR)
- It is a civil society campaign group claims to be socio-political-conservation-environmental movement which intends to rally support worldwide around common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown.
- Its aims to use non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse by averting climate breakdown and halt biodiversity loss.
- It was established in 2018 in United Kingdom by academics. Since then it has become one of world's fastest-growing environmental movements.
- It cities its inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy Wall street, Mahatma Gandhi's independence movement, suffragette and Martin Luther King and others in civil rights movement.