Extinction Rebellion protestor climbs up Big Ben scaffolding 'dressed as Boris ...

Footage of the man waving an Extinction Rebellion flag on top of the monument has been broadcast on live TV as police officers gather on the street below. The anti-climate change group has been demonstrating on the streets of London over the past few weeks. Police officers were heard pleading with the man as he made his way up the Elizabeth Tower.

A spokesman for the group said the climber was tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43.

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