Londoners rage at second day of Extinction Rebellion action

More than 110 people have been arrested over London climate change protests in less than 24 hours after a police order restricted them to one area as angry commuters face more disruption on their way into work. 

Police have been moving the Extinction Rebellion protesters off Waterloo Bridge after an order was made restricting them to gathering in the area around Marble Arch, but groups remained on the streets in Westminster.

Scotland Yard had made 113 arrests as of 6am this morning, the majority of which for public order offences and obstruction of the highway. While many children joined in the protests, all of those detained were adults.

Some commuters supported the protests, but others were unimpressed. Karen Buckingham tweeted: This really shouldn't be allowed on any London road. So much disruption which I know is the point, but enough's enough.'

And Peter Newport tweeted Transport for London to say: 'Another day of disruption with no one able to get a bus in Central London. I agree with freedom of speech but if I cant get to work it's costing me money.'

Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London this morning

Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London this morning

A climate change activist walks between tents during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London today

A climate change activist walks between tents during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London today

Climate change activists sit on the road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London this morning

Climate change activists sit on the road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London this morning

Climate change activists demonstrate during a Extinction Rebellion protest at Oxford Circus in London early this morning

Climate change activists demonstrate during a Extinction Rebellion protest at Oxford Circus in London early this morning

Many major routes in London are blocked by protesters this morning, as shown by the 'no entry' sign in the map above

Many major routes in London are blocked by protesters this morning, as shown by the 'no entry' sign in the map above

Extinction Rebellion said five locations across London had been held by an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 people by yesterday afternoon - and the protests will continue today during what could be up to a fortnight of action.

The Metropolitan Police said: 'Whilst a proportionate policing plan is in place to balance the right to a peaceful protest, officers are well trained to maintain public order and are ready to respond to any incidents that may arise.'

Roads remained closed across Westminster and the Hyde Park area, with Transport for London warning bus routes would 'remain on diversion or curtailment in central London due to ongoing protest which are blocking roads'.

The Met also imposed a 24-hour condition for protesters to gather only at Marble Arch under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, saying that it had required evidence that serious disruption was now being caused.

A spokesman said: The information and intelligence available at this time means that that Met feels this action is necessary in order to prevent the demonstrations from causing ongoing serious disruption to community.' 

Climate change activists camp at the Marble Arch during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London yesterday

Climate change activists camp at the Marble Arch during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London yesterday

In Oxford Circus the demonstrators' pink boat was still in place yesterday evening as some settled into tents for the night

In Oxford Circus the demonstrators' pink boat was still in place yesterday evening as some settled into tents for the night

As night fell yesterday, police declared that the 'Extinction Rebellion' demonstration should move to the Marble Arch area

As night fell yesterday, police declared that the 'Extinction Rebellion' demonstration should move to the Marble Arch area

The demonstration left Waterloo Bridge scrawled with slogans including 'big love' and 'stop climate change' yesterday

The demonstration left Waterloo Bridge scrawled with slogans including 'big love' and 'stop climate change' yesterday

It came after environmental protesters blocked some of London's busiest roads and vandalised Shell's headquarters near Waterloo yesterday as they demanded action on climate change.

Thousands of people gathered at five central London locations in a bid to bring the capital to a standstill.

Some activists glued themselves to windows and smashed glass revolving doors at Shell's HQ near Waterloo, while others climbed the building to spray graffiti and hang banners.

Campaign group Extinction Rebellion said it aimed to cause more than £6,000 of damage so they could be tried by a jury in Crown Court. Police said three men and two women were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Elsewhere skateboarders replaced cars and lorries on Waterloo Bridge as the Thames crossing was closed to traffic and decorated with pot plants and trees.

Police carried some protesters away from the protest yesterday after issuing an order restricting the demo to Marble Arch

Police carried some protesters away from the protest yesterday after issuing an order restricting the demo to Marble Arch

Extinction Rebellion eco-protesters wave flags from the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain at Piccadilly Circus yesterday

Extinction Rebellion eco-protesters wave flags from the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain at Piccadilly Circus yesterday

Environmental protestors from the Extinction Rebellion group gather around a pink boat at Oxford Circus yesterday

Environmental protestors from the Extinction Rebellion group gather around a pink boat at Oxford Circus yesterday

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