Extinction Rebellion protests cost £7 million

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Extinction Rebellion protests cost £7 million

Scotland Yard says the recent Extinction Rebellion protests put a huge strain on the force, costing £7 million to police.

More than 1,000 arrests took place during two weeks of action.

It came as a small number of people, claiming to be acting under the name of Extinction Rebellion, carried out a protest at City Hall today, whilst London Live was filming with the London Assembly.

The non-violent activists, have three main demands; they want the Government and mainstream media to 'tell the truth' about the dangers of climate change, for the UK to have zero carbon emissions by 2025, and for a for a people's assembly to be established to tackle the problem.

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