Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are occupying Bank Junction (London) and its surrounding roads as of 08:30 (local time) on Monday, October 14, in order to disrupt financial institutions. Approximately 100 protesters began occupying the roundabout outside Bank of England at 07:00. Police are present at the scene, and are arresting participants.
A heightened security presence and transport disruptions, including traffic and public transport delays, are expected in the vicinity.
The Extinction Rebellion environmental group has organized disruptive protests around the world since November 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues. XR is planning a series of international protests starting the week of Monday, October 7.
Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, expect transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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