Forty XR activists arrested in various anti-fossil fuel protests across London | Extinction Rebellion | The Guardian
Olympians Etienne Stott and Laura Baldwin among those who climbed on oil tanker, while others hung banner from Marble Arch
Sarah Haque and Nadeem Badshah
Six people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists, including two Olympians, scaled an oil tanker in west London. The Metropolitan police said that 40 people were arrested in total on Saturday in a number of protests across the capital.
The gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott, along with two others, climbed on to the Shell tanker on Bayswater Road with a banner reading “End fossil filth”.
Later on Saturday, two XR demonstrators scaled Marble Arch in central London to hang a banner as protests against fossil fuels continued for a seventh day. A man and a woman climbed up two pillars to hoist a green banner, which was about 10 metres wide and read “End fossil fuels now”, shortly before 6pm.
On a road next to Marble Arch, a group of eight activists locked themselves on to a car while two glued themselves to the roof.