Police keep peace as climate protesters block major Edmonton bridge

Members of Extinction Rebellion travelling to London to be part of the campaign group's International Rebellion event

Members of Extinction Rebellion travelling to London to be part of the campaign group's International Rebellion event

When asked about the protest, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said blocking civil servants off from their work would not take climate action "any further".

As of 5:45 p.m., Extinction Rebellion said in a statement that it still had a presence in eleven sites across Westminster "with people returning tomorrow to continue the rebellion".

Two Exeter pensioners have been arrested on day two of the International Rebellion protest in London after gluing themselves to the doorway of Government buildings.

Other chapters of the group demonstrated all of the world Monday with protests popping up in London and Sydney.

Hundreds of protesters blocked roads around Millbank, Embankment, Parliament Street, Lambeth Bridge, The Mall and the Trafalgar Square.

The group hopes to force governments to take urgent action to avert what they say is an imminent climate "apocalypse".

It's expected to begin just after 8 a.m. and there's no word on how long the protest could last.

They are the latest in a string of demonstrations against climate change.

"I don't know that shutting the city down necessarily wins you many friends", Victoria premier Daniel Andrews said.

"All these movements that we have seen in recent times are global ones and with good reason - we'll only see the moves we need on climate change if we are taking global action", said Ardern.

Dozens of people have been arrested at climate change rallies on the east coast of Australia.

Also in Brisbane, at least two people have been arrested on Tuesday morning as around 200 protesters block major intersections in the CBD.

The protesters belonged to a climate activism organization named Extinction Rebellion, according to CNBC.

In Amsterdam, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major road outside the Rijksmuseum, one of the city's most popular tourist draws, and set up tents.

"Halifax Regional Police would like to reiterate that we respect people's right for peaceful protest, and that public safety has been our top consideration as we planned our response for the Macdonald Bridge protest", said Halifax Regional Police in a news release.

Lines of irate drivers formed at the closed bridge for hours before police started making arrests.

They demand among other things, that Canada reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

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