The police in London have arrested more than 1,000 protestors in the week. Many of central London's busiest have been brought to a as tens of thousands of demonstrators staged protests on bridges, landmarks and traffic intersections. The protestors are of the newly formed Extinction Rebellion. This is a movement focused on bringing the UK government to declare climate change as a emergency and to pass laws to reduce the UK's carbon footprint. Campaigners have three demands: for the government to "tell the about climate change"; to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025; and to create a citizens' assembly to oversee .
The Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg met leaders of the UK's political parties on Tuesday. The 16-year-old is a Nobel Peace Prize . She is attributed with starting the global school protests in which students have been striking for a planet. She told politicians that the of all the world's children had been "sold so that a small of people can make unimaginable amounts of money". She added: "You don't listen to the because you are only interested in the answers that will allow you to carry on as if has happened." One protestor said: "I support Extinction Rebellion. Civil is important to show this is an ."