Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

DANICA KIRKA and TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government's Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed to protesters to move to Trafalgar Square. Cities in Australia, elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world also had climate change protests for a second day. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Monday to the protesters to stop blocking London's streets. He called the activists "uncooperative crusties" who should abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs."
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