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Police officers detain a man outside Lambeth County Court during a raid on an Extinction Rebellion storage facility

Police officers detain a man outside Lambeth County Court during a raid on an Extinction Rebellion storage facility Credit Reuters

Protesters in NY doused the city's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of their disruption.

"Together, we will peacefully occupy the centres of power and shut them down until governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency", the United Kingdom.

In London, police arrested 135 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city centre, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout.

Officers were called to the bridge just after 5:50am to find climate protester Paul Jukes, 49, swinging from a makeshift harness about 10 metres below the bridge deck and 50 metres above the river.

Extinction Rebellion have said that the protests will be five times bigger than the demonstrations in April which brought parts of London to a standstill.

He said he suffered a personal loss due to climate change when his late wife's memorial was destroyed in the recent Binna Burra bushfires.

Monday's actions follow major protests in Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, New Delhi, Amsterdam and Berlin and 60 cities around the world.

The throngs of demonstrators disrupted traffic and lofted signs sporting Extinction Rebellion's logo, a simple hourglass set in a circle.

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Extinction Rebellion called for more provisions amid an uptick of arrests and confiscations by the police, appealing to "more Londoners to join us as we head towards a chilly evening".

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS have descended on Dublin as part of a worldwide protest being organisation by Extinction Rebellion.

The Spring Rebellion protests will take place all across the globe this week, with Melbourne protesters planning multiple peaceful disruptions across the city.

But the protest group said it was not deterred and made an appeal for donations of replacement equipment, pledging that the action will go ahead regardless with thousands expected to take part.

At least 25 people were arrested, ABC's Eyewitness News reported.

Organizers have not said how long they plan to block the bridge but at around noon, police began arresting some of the protesters in an attempt to reopen the roadway.

Key sites, including Westminster and Lambeth bridges will also be targeted, in addition to protests outside the Houses of Parliament and key Government departments. "You know, we only get one planet, and so we're here to try and defend it".

A Premier's office spokesperson said Ms Palaszczuk would be briefed by police this afternoon and would not be making any official comment on today's protest action before then.

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The movement garnered global headlines in April, 2019, when protesters blocked traffic in central London for nearly two weeks.

XR also held demonstrations in New York, Mumbai and Madrid, among other cities.

Their mother Laurie, 41, told the Press Association: "They've already done a spelling test this morning, sat down in the street, so we're not wasting time".

"We are aware that this particular group of protestors intend to cause significant disruption to the community, and any future activity of this nature will not be tolerated by NSW Police".

The organiser behind the protest has issued an advanced apology for the protest, but says activists have been left with no choice after the government neglected to act on climate change.

However, many members of the Extinction Rebellion are willing to be arrested in order to spread their message.

In Sydney several hundred protesters staged a sit-in on a busy road in the Australian capital.

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