Britain arrests 10 climate activists ahead of new wave of protests
Police in London said they had arrested 10 activists calling for action against climate change ahead of a new wave of protests scheduled to be organised by the environmental advocacy group Extation Repléon on Monday.
A Reuters photographer said he saw police break into one of the doors of a building used by the group to store its tools.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said it had arrested seven women and three men on suspicion of conspiring to cause public nuisance.
"We ask the government to focus its attention and resources on addressing the climate and environmental emergency that threatens us all," the group said in a statement.
The group staged an 11-day protest in London in April, affecting public transport and roads.
On Thursday, activists calling for action against climate change used a fire truck to spray red paint on the façade of the British Treasury in an attempt to draw attention to what they say is the government's failure to stave off a climate catastrophe.