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Extinction Rebellion protesters barricade Google and YouTube’s offices

Compilation of Extinction Rebellion at Google and Youtube offices in London
Protesters have known as on and Google to cease platforming and funding local weather change deniers (Picture: REX/Getty Images/Reuters)

Breastfeeding moms and their infants blockaded Google’s HQ immediately, calling for the tech large to cease funding local weather change deniers.

Extinction Rebellion activists additionally stood outdoors YouTube’s close by Kings Cross offices in protest towards them giving a platform to individuals who reject science on world warming.

Meanwhile some 1,000 protesters sat down in in defiance of controversial Metropolitan Police ban on the entire group’s demonstrations within the capital.

Activists have turned their sights on Google over donations to organisations who’ve campaigned towards environmental laws and query the science of local weather change.

The group of round 100 mums collaborating within the ‘nurse-in’ wore white sashes emblazoned with the phrases ‘their future’ and held up a banner with the corporate’s motto ‘do the right thing’.

Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
They used Google’s slogan ‘Do The Right Thing’ to name for them to take motion (Picture: Reuters)
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Google HQ, near Kings Cross Extinction Rebellion protest, London, UK - 16 Oct 2019
XR Youth members draped a banner over YouTube’s London offices (Picture: REX)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
Breastfeeding moms known as on Google to assist shield their youngsters’s future (Picture: Reuters)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
They are protesting towards their funding for firms who’ve fought towards local weather laws (Picture: Reuters)

A latest Guardian investigation revealed the corporate has made donations to greater than a dozen US organisations who’ve campaigned towards local weather laws.

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Among the listing contains conservative coverage group the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who have been instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to desert the Paris local weather settlement.

This flies within the face of Google’s efforts to spice up their inexperienced credentials, together with a pledge to make the ‘biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history’.

Former authorities employment lawyer and mother-of-two Lorna Greenwood stated: ‘Google has been touting its inexperienced credentials to the general public whereas on the identical time giving cash to local weather change deniers.

‘It’s a horrible betrayal of the kids who’ve suffered everywhere in the world due to the local weather and ecological emergency.

‘We’re asking Google to make use of its huge energy for good as an alternative of evil.

Mothers hold their babies as they protest about the climate crisis outside Google offices during the tenth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London, on October 16, 2019. - Activists from the environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion vowed Wednesday to challenge a blanket protest ban imposed by the London police.
Protesters known as on Google to make use of its powers for ‘good instead of evil’ (Picture:AFP/Getty Images)
Extinction Rebellion activists block the entrance to Google UK headquarters in Kings Cross London, demanding accountability from the Internet giant when representationing of climate change on their Youtube platform.
Colourful costume clad protesters block Google’s Kings Cross headquarters (Picture: LNP)
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Google HQ, near Kings Cross Extinction Rebellion protest, London, UK - 16 Oct 2019
’s newest wave of protests kicked off in London final week (Picture: REX)
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Google HQ, near Kings Cross Extinction Rebellion protest, London, UK - 16 Oct 2019
They say YouTube shouldn’t present a chance for local weather change deniers to unfold their message (Picture: REX)

‘Its firm motto is “do the right thing”. The proper factor to do couldn’t be extra apparent: cease funding local weather deniers.

‘This is also a rallying cry to mothers all over the world. If you can, go all together with your babies to the politicians and businesses destroying your children’s future and inform them to cease.

‘Don’t bury your head within the sand or look forward to another person to do it. They gained’t and they will’t. It must be you.’

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Protesters are additionally demanding YouTube, a subsidiary of the corporate, cease offering a platform for local weather change deniers to unfold their message.

Members of XR Youth scaled to the highest of the revolving doorways of YouTube’s offices and draped a banner studying: ‘YouTube Stop Platforming Denial’.

They delivered a letter to workers of the video sharing web site stating their ‘indisputable’ affect over its 1.9 billion month-to-month customers, lots of whom use it as an academic device and as a supply of reports.

Journalist and author George Monbiot speaks at a rally to climate change activists from the group Extinction Rebellion as they demonstrate at the junction of Millbank and Lambeth Bridge in central London, on October 7, 2019.
Journalist George Monbiot was arrested at Trafalgar Square immediately (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Google HQ, near Kings Cross Extinction Rebellion protest, London, UK - 16 Oct 2019
XR Youth activists delivered a letter to YouTube workers (Picture: REX)
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A Met Police ban was not sufficient to place off Extinction Rebellion protesters (Picture: Ark_Photo)
Green Party leader Jonathan Bartley is arrested as police move in on the Extinction Rebellion protest, including Guardian columnist George Monbiot, in Whitehall London. 16 October 2019
Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley was arrested amid immediately’s mass sit-in (Picture: SWNS)

They add: ‘When members of the general public look to YouTube to tell themselves concerning the present local weather and ecological disaster, they’re confronted with movies that promote local weather denial.

‘A big proportion of the climate-related movies in your platform contradict the worldwide scientific consensus that people are the dominant issue that has led to the present local weather and ecological disaster.

‘This disproportionate illustration of the denialist perspective may be traced again to systematic disinformation campaigns performed by fossil gasoline pursuits and their political allies.

‘Allowing this propaganda to be spread across such a far-reaching social media platform is not only misleading to the public, it is inherently dangerous.’

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‘We demand that you just make this platform one which tells the reality, not one which creates confusion round a topic about which there’s a lot certainty.

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‘This is not about censorship of individual’s freedom of speech. It’s about stopping YouTube from being exploited by fossil gasoline firms looking for to warp the general public debate of their favour.’

A Google spokesperson stated: ‘We sponsor organisations from throughout the political spectrum that advocate for robust expertise insurance policies.

Police move in on the Extinction Rebellion protest, including Guardian columnist George Monbiot, in Whitehall London. 16 October 2019
The Met insists that the protest ban is authorized and proportionate (Picture: SWNS)
Mothers hold their babies as they protest about the climate crisis outside Google offices during the tenth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London, on October 16, 2019. - Activists from the environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion vowed Wednesday to challenge a blanket protest ban imposed by the London police. (
Mothers maintain their infants as they name on Google to do extra to struggle local weather change (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
An Extinction Rebellion environmental activist youth group protest on the roof of the entrance to Youtube demanding they stop climate deniers profiting on their platform on October 16, 2019 in London, England. The action comes days after a London wide ban on Extinction Rebellion was imposed by the Met Police.
More than 1,600 have been arrested because the 10th day of protests rumble on (Picture: Getty Images)
A woman holds her child as she takes part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
Breastfeeding moms demanded a safe future for his or her infants (Picture: Reuters)

‘We’ve been extraordinarily clear that Google’s sponsorship doesn’t imply that we recommend that group’s whole agenda – we might disagree strongly on some points.

‘Our position on climate change is similarly clear. Since 2007, we have operated as a carbon neutral company and for the second year in a row, we reached 100% renewable energy for our global operations.’

As demonstrators raged towards the tech companies, lots of of activists in Trafalgar Square immediately put black tape over their mouths to symbolise the police’s efforts to silence their protest.

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Officers have dragged away numerous individuals sitting on the pavement together with journalist and environmental activist George Monbiot and Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley.

The Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor insists the ban enacted on Monday night time is authorized and stated he is ‘completely comfortable’ with the motion the drive has taken.

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Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion have been on the High Court immediately to use for a judicial overview amid claims the order is illegal and breaches the appropriate to protest.

But Mr Taylor, who’s main the policing of the demonstrations, says the Met’s motion is ‘entirely proportionate in the circumstances’.

Police move in on the Extinction Rebellion protest, including Guardian columnist George Monbiot, in Whitehall London. 16 October 2019
Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion have been on the High Court immediately to use for a judicial overview towards the ban (Picture: SWNS)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
Google have been accused of aiding local weather change deniers with donations to greater than a dozen US organisations (Picture: Reuters)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
Protesters say the corporate’s actions contradict their pledges to develop into extra eco-friendly (Picture: Reuters)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
They say it’s not too late to salvage the way forward for their younger ones (Picture: Reuters)

They used a part 14 of the Public Order Act initially to limit the protest motion to Trafalgar Square.

But following ‘continued breaches’ of the order officers moved in to clear the world.

Any meeting of greater than two individuals linked to the XR Autumn Uprising motion is now unlawful in London.

More than 1,600 protesters have been arrested because the latest wave of protests started on October 7, 133 of whom have been charged.

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Extinction Rebellion have been open about their techniques to overwhelm the capability of coverage custody, together with by refusing bail after being arrested.

When requested if they’d be capable to arrest everybody, Mr Taylor stated the drive will ‘take a balanced and proportionate response’.

He known as Extinction Rebellion’s plans to focus on the London Underground community tomorrow ‘unacceptable’ and stated it could trigger ‘huge disruption’ for commuters.

Commissioner stated: ‘Extinction Rebellion has placed a big toll on us. We’ve had hundreds of officers engaged on that protest.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Guy Bell/REX (10447384k) George Monbiot arrives to speak and to be arrested - Gathering in Trafalgar Square to protest about the Police ban on more than two XR members being together Exinction Rebellion Protest, London, UK - 16 Oct 2019 The second week of the Extinction Rebellion October action which has blocked roads in central London, but has now largely been cleared. They are again highlighting the climate emergency, with time running out to save the planet from a climate disaster. This is part of the ongoing ER and other protests to demand action by the UK Government on the 'climate crisis'. The action is part of an international co-ordinated protest.
George Monbiot arrived to talk at Trafalgar Square and anticipated to be arrested (Picture: REX)
Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London, Britain October 16, 2019.
Mothers wore white sachets to emphasize that their youngsters’s grownup lives are at stake (Picture: Reuters)
Police move in on the Extinction Rebellion protest, including Guardian columnist George Monbiot, in Whitehall London. 16 October 2019
Police swoop in on protesters who’re defying a London-wide ban on XR protests (Picture: SWNS)

‘The protesters have done everything they can to slow us down, make it more difficult for us to clear the streets by locking on, sometimes in such a manner that it takes four or five hours just to remove two people.’

She stated different officers have been introduced in from different police providers have been introduced in to help.

Ms Dick stated policing the protests has taken officers away from their ‘daily core job’, which for a lot of is coping with knife crime.

The Extinction Rebellion’s Julian Thompson stated the Government’s silence on the difficulty has been ‘deafening’ and questioned why no plan to take care of local weather change was talked about within the Queen’s Speech.

He added: ‘At a time when it’s extra vital than ever to peacefully assemble and protest on these emergencies, we are actually susceptible to being silenced by the authorities.

‘This is a dangerous precedent. We need more democracy, not less.’

A Government spokesman stated: ‘The is already taking world-leading motion to fight local weather change as the primary main financial system to legislate to finish our contribution to world warming solely by 2050.

‘While we share people’s considerations about world warming, and respect the appropriate to peaceable protest, it shouldn’t disrupt individuals’s day-to-day lives.’

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