Extinction Rebellion plan 12 days of Christmas protests - London set for more ...

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The environmental group caused havoc last month and are planning to do the same with 12 days of Christmas protests in the run-up to the general election. The group have stated that they want to make it the first-ever “climate change election” to send a message to the major political parties.

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Spokesman Rupert Read said the upcoming protests would be aimed at politicians rather than members of the public.

Mr Read said: “We want to be pressuring politicians and candidates all around the country to do the right thing and prioritise climate action.

“This has to be the climate election.

“The parliament that gets elected next month could potentially sit for the next five years, which will be crucial in reducing carbon emissions.”

Extinction Rebellion plan Christmas protestsExtinction Rebellion plan Christmas protests (Image: GETTY)

Extinction RebellionExtinction Rebellion (Image: GETTY)

Another member of the group, Marijn van der Geer, also encouraged voters to rebel within their own constituencies.

The news of the upcoming protests comes as the group won a court case which deemed the Metropolitan Police’s arrests of activists as “unlawful”.

Following the uprising in October, approximately 1,400 people were arrested, while a further 150 have been prosecuted.

In order to deal with the packs of protestors that descended on London, the Met Police issued a section 14 under the Public Order Act, where Scotland Yard demanded that the group “cease their protests” in the city.

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After the act was deemed unlawful in the High Court, Mr Read said

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