Extinction Rebellion members chain themselves to premier's Montreal office

London England. Now in the third day of action the environmental campaign group has blocked a number of key junctions

London England. Now in the third day of action the environmental campaign group has blocked a number of key junctions

The protesters call themselves "Extinction Rebellion", and are part of an worldwide group of climate change activists committed to "showing the world" they "will not idly stand by while the earth burns" according to the official website.

Environment activists from the global group Extinction Rebellion chained themselves to the doors of the building housing Quebec Premier François Legault's Montreal office early Wednesday to demand action on climate change.

Interior minister Sajid Javid said he wanted police to "take a firm stance and use the full force of the law".

The group claims it is planning a Good Friday protest at London's Heathrow Airport, opening a new front in its demonstrations that could cause problems for those travelling over the Easter break.

All three indicated a not guilty plea when they appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.

Heathrow is London's busiest airport, seeing some 1,300 flights per day, and many people will be travelling tomorrow on holiday or to visit loved ones for the Bank Holiday weekend.

"We are determined to keep the airport operating", he said.

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Police have made almost 300 arrests in connection to the activist's multi-day protest so far. Traffic is snarled and bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Javid added: "Let me be clear: I totally condemn any protesters who are stepping outside the boundaries of the law".

"They have no right to cause misery for the millions of people who are trying to lead their daily lives".

The continued disruption is likely to ramp up pressure on London mayor Sadiq Khan to bring the demonstrations, which are expected to last at least two weeks, to a close.

The protesters maintain that governments are not taking climate change seriously enough, and are demanding that a state of "climate and ecological emergency" be declared.

The Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police (BTP) have so far made in excess of 428 arrests in the Extinction Rebellion campaign, which has blocked traffic in Oxford Circus, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge.

"Police struggle to arrest 350 and there are 10 times that number prepared to be arrested".

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