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Extinction Rebellion

2 weeks of action: 6 – 20 October 2019. See map of potential protest sites:

Weekend disruptions: 12 October and 13 October
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, there will be mass demonstrations starting at Imperial War Museum and a mass silence at Lambeth Bridge. All sites will still be occupied with protesters.

Plan ahead if travelling by car or bus, as more protesters than usual are expected as it’s the weekend. Also several tube lines will be out of service on 12 and 13 October too.

Mass Swarming: Monday 14, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October
Mass swarming is planned in the early morning in the City of London at Bank Tube Station, to disrupt public transport, roads and financial institutions. They will aim to disrupt commuters getting to work.

Expected Disruption by Extinction Rebellion Youth – Wednesday 16th October 2019 – Fitzrovia

The Fitzrovia Partnership has received intelligence that Extinction Rebellion Youth are planning action targeting new media outlets in the Fitzrovia Area.

At present, the group are intending to meet at 1000hrs at Euston Square Tube station and attendees are being encouraged to get involved by ‘redecorating’ the facades of Social Media HQ’s, swarming the surrounding roads and by live streaming and uploading live streams and other content to the platforms being targeted.

The Metropolitan Police have been made aware of the risk. The Fitzrovia Partnership will continue to monitor the situation and further update if new relevant information is received.

Please remember to report crime directly to the Metropolitan Police by calling 101 or in an emergency 999.Ongoing disruption in Central London

The Metropolitan Police Service have continued their operation against Extinction Rebellion, there are ongoing efforts to disrupt and deter protesters from impacting London communities.

Events are very fluid, but Extinction Rebellion are still expressing their desire to target the Government Security Zone. The focus of police attention at the moment is Marsham Street / Horseferry Road where they are trying to clear a lock-on HGV, causing obstruction and blockage to buses. Total arrests have increased to 319 people.

Overnight the police prioritised clearing protesters from bridges to allow traffic to flow. The legal framework for arrests has changed from obstruction of the highway and public nuisance to section 14 of the Public Order Act.

Police believe the number of protesters might increase into the weekend, so further disruption is likely.

Bus Routes Affected

A number of buses have been affected as a result of the protests in the West End and Parliament. If any of your bus routes, mentioned below, are affected then you may want to consider the tube or walking instead.

Bus routes: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 15H, 24, 29, 53, 77, 87, 88, 91, 139, 148, 159, 172, 176, 211, 344, 360, 381, 453, 507, 521, C10, N3, N5, N9, N15, N18, N20, N21, N26, N41, N44, N53, N87, N89, N91, N97, N109, N113, N136, N155, N171, N199, N279, N343, N381, N550 and N551.

For any low-level anti-social behaviour or security problems please call the NWEC Security Team: 07900 738810. If you need the police, please call 999 in an emergency and 101 for non-emergency matters.

Follow @MPSPoliceEvents for live updates from the Metropolitan Police Service.

Should you have any questions, please contact me on the details provided.