Extinction Rebellion to protest Leeds Bradford Airport expansion at council meeting

The enormous XR logo surrounded by around 250

The enormous XR logo surrounded by around 250"dead campaigners

Extinction Rebellion protesters occupy Deansgate in central Manchester.

Demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion will later today meet at the group's site on Deansgate to form a peaceful, musical protest procession led by a samba band.

Members described the council as an "enthusiastic backer" of the plan.

An Extinction Rebellion Manchester spokesperson said: "The protestors appearing in court today were amongst the first to stand against an injunction created to stop people protesting against Cuadrilla, a company which said it could frack without causing earthquakes or environmental damage".

Your views and reactionsThe council declared a climate emergency in March, committing to sign up to a "science-based carbon reduction target", but Extinction Rebellion claim there are "great inconsistencies between the words and the actions".

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Wong began his activism as a university student during Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement protests of 2014, and was later jailed for his role.

Its five-day protest in July caused widespread traffic disruption in Leeds and cost West Yorkshire Police £197,928 to handle.

Protesters were also seen having a "die in" by lying down outside HSBC in the city's St Ann's Square.

They had broken away from the four-day blockade of Deansgate by the climate change protest group.

One of the world's leading oil and gas conferences, Oil & Money, will change its name to the Energy Intelligence Forum to reflect the world's shift to cleaner energy in the fight against climate change, its organizers said on Tuesday.

Extinction Rebellion, which brought parts of London to a standstill earlier this year, is calling on the Government to declaring a climate emergency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

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