Dramatic moment UK police HAUL two climate change protesters in London
Saturday 20/April/2019 - 07:38 PM
This is the dramatic moment police officers dragged two climate change protesters along the street as they cleared Oxford Circus last night.
In the clip، an officer can be seen pulling an unmoving blonde demonstrator along the ground towards the edge of the police cordon.
The policeman falls over، sending his hat flying، before a second officer steps in to help. Together، the pair half-drag and half-lift the unresisting woman towards the crowd، as a second protester is pulled along as well، as the Daily Mail said.
The video was filmed today as police dismantled and removed the bright pink wooden boat، which has become the symbol of the five-day climate protests، from the centre of the road. Actress Emma Thompson delivered her 'love poem to the earth' from a stage aboard the boat before hi-vis jacketed officers formed two concentric rings around the structure and shepherded protestors away through the course of this afternoon.
The area was finally cleared shortly after 5pm when the police unglued the final protestor. The boat was then partially dismantled before finally being towed out of Oxford Circus.
This week's Extinction Rebellion demonstrations have closed key routes through the capital and resulted in at least 682 arrests، including more than 100 today alone.
More chaos is expected over the weekend after organisers reported a surge in sign-ups on Friday and on Monday they have threatened to hold 'picnics on the motorways'.
This weekend the teenage founder of the school strikes against climate change، Greata Thunberg، 16، is set to join the protesters in London.
Police warned the willingness of so many peaceful protestors to be arrested for being in the wrong place was putting pressure on the criminal justice system and had created a 'logistical problem' for cell space. Edited by Ahmed Moamar