Climate activists win go-ahead to mount legal action against Metropolitan Police
Activists have been granted the go-ahead for legal action against London’s Metropolitan Police to challenge the public order banning more than two climate activists convening anywhere in the city. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Politicians, human-rights groups and leading environmental figures including Greta Thunberg have condemned the ban as “unlawful” and “draconian”.
Meanwhile, mothers and babies from the group are blockading the of Google HQ to demand the tech giant stops funding climate deniers, as teenage protesters climb the entrance of Youtube HQ.
Other demonstrators blocked roads around Trafalgar Square, and some protested outside the offices of The Times and The Sun.
Lawyers for #ExtinctionRebellion are at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning to file a judicial review of the @metpoliceuk’s ban on their protests under section 14. Tobias Garnett of XR lawyers group speaks to the media. pic.twitter.com/Ktmlo9Qsrr
— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 16, 2019
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 15, 2019