The recently disrupted climate activists group in London announced Wednesday that their members – including those who seem to be sitting in trees for days – are packing up and going home.
Extinction Rebellion and your self-described "rebels" made headlines last week after they had blown through a series of blockades and demonstrations on traffic and public transit in the British capital. The group, which is trying to force the British parliament to accept its demands regarding climate action, now says its members would leave protestations tomorrow at Marble Arch and Parliament Square.
"We will leave the physical places only one room, because the truth has opened up in the world," the rebellion Extinction said in a statement. "We know that we have destroyed your life. We do not do it easy. We only do this because this is an emergency.
The group's statement also thanked their supporters for putting their "bodies" on the line.
Attempt by the climate group "LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT FAIL" ONLY A FEW HANDS OF PEOPLE SHOW UP
Since demonstrations started last Monday, police arrested more than 1
At the height of the protests, busy London's Waterloo Bridge stretched for days closed and the train journey was temporarily delayed after demonstrators had stuck to the side cars of railroad cars.
However, the momentum of the demonstrators seemed to have a big catch on Friday when it came to a clash London Heathrow Airport was "closed" Standstill brought "and turned out to be a flop.
Extinction Rebellion has also been criticized for its protest tactics. Some have pointed out that despite the Earth's salvation, climate protiders have actually done damage by growling greener public transport systems and forcing cars and buses to stay in traffic jams – flushing the fumes into the atmosphere. The Oscars Award-winner Emma Thompson faced similar criticisms after flying from Los Angeles to London last week to attend the demonstrations.
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Speaking to a crowd at Oxford Circus, Thompson said, "It makes me so happy to be able to join all of them and to add my voice to the young people here, a whole new movement have inspired. "
Then, talking to reporters, she admitted that" unfortunately sometimes I have to fly, but due to my carbon footprint and my life, I do not fly nearly as much as I plant many trees. "