Monday, April 22, 2019

Greta Thunberg Speaks at Extinction Rebellion Rally

Extinction Rebellion protesters have been on the streets for seven days already – and as at 19:00 hours yesterday, 963 people have been arrested and 40 people, aged 19 to 77, charged for mostly obstruction offences. 

Needless to say, the Metropolitan Police were stretched to their limits. Hence, hundreds of officers from other police forces have been sent to London to help the Met cope with the widespread protests. 

And guess who made an appearance? 

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg to lend support! 

At a rally in Marble Arch in central London, she (right) told her audience that they are "making a difference". 

The sixteen-year-old Swede who is credited with inspiring an international movement to fight climate change, told the thousands of people who had gathered that "Humanity is now standing at a crossroads. We must now decide which path we want to take" and that their fight to save the planet will never stop. 

Five thousand, four hundred and seventeen miles (8718 kilometers) away, the death toll from the wave of bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 290 and almost 500 people wounded, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

Blood stains are seen inside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 21, 2019

And they have made 24 arrests todate. 

Anyway, authorities have lifted a curfew that was in place overnight – yet the streets in the capital Colombo are very much deserted this morning, with most shops closed and soldiers and police are making their presence felt everywhere.

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