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Extinction Rebellion London Protests: October 2019 – In pictures
Extinction Rebellion held a faux funeral procession through Oxford Street as the arrest figure for its latest action topped the number from mass protests earlier this year.
There were 1,200 arrested in huge demonstrations across the capital in April and the figure for those this week is now at 1,290.
Activists from the group walked through the busy London shopping street as they travelled through central London, claiming an estimated 20,000 took part.
In a post explaining the march, the group wrote: “In the midst of Rebellion, we will express our profound grief for Extinction through a unifying march.”
The mass procession ended in Russell Square.
It came as more than 100 healthcare professionals joined the sixth day of climate change protests in London.
Doctors, nurses and medical students were among those demonstrating at Jubilee Gardens, near oil giant Shell’s London HQ, on Saturday in the “Health March for the Planet”.
Several protesters leading the crowd wore hospital face masks, while others carried Extinction Rebellion flags and signs reading: “Climate change is a health issue.”