Extinction Rebellion Climate protesters will target the Square Mile in new wave

A “closing ceremony” will be held at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park to mark the occasion.The activists said in a statement: “We will leave the physical locations but a space for truth-telling has been opened up in the world.”We would like to thank Londoners for opening their hearts and demonstrating their willingness to act on that truth.”We know we have disrupted your lives. We do not do this lightly. We only do this because this is an emergency.”The London protests were part of a wider network of disruption across the globe, spanning 80 cities in 33 countries. However, giving a cryptic hint of what was to come, the statement added: “Expect more actions very soon.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Climate protesters are tomorrow expected to bring a fresh wave of disruption to London’s financial district, as they surrender the road blocks they have held for 10 days. The Extinction Rebellion group last night said it would relinquish it’s grip on two of the capital’s busiest roads, but hinted more action would soon follow.It is understood the next round of chaos could come as soon as this morning – targeting bankers and business chiefs in the City of London at rush hour. One organiser told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s going to be quite significant – there is going to be all sorts going on, it’s going to be very, very busy.”Demonstrators have caused considerable upheaval since arriving in the capital last Monday, as part of an international effort to force the government to take action on climate change.They brought traffic to a halt and triggered a major police response after camping on roads through the day and night. More than 1,000 people were arrested after refusing to leave blockades on Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Marble Arch.Organisers have said they will “voluntarily end” their occupation of the two remaining strongholds of Marble Arch and Parliament Square at 5pm on Thursday. read more