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Extinction Rebellion activists have occupied Oxford Circus in an action targeted at fast fashion. 

Images show the activists blocking roads at the busy central London junction as their “autumn uprising” continues. 

Posts on social media from factions of the group have said it is targeted at fast fashion’s contribution to climate change, 

A statement from Extinction Rebellion, shared on Telegram, said: “The end of the Rebellion approaches, and Oxford Circus has once again been occupied by Extinction Rebellion, to be used as a space of community and democratic resistance.”

Extinction Rebellion London Protests: October 2019 – In pictures

Extinction Rebellion London Protests: October 2019 – In pictures

Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus

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British designer Vivienne Westwood, gestures with West Papua activist Benny Wenda (2nd left) and her son activist and businessman Joe Corre (right) during a protest action to highlight the exploitation of the West Papua rainforest and the continued presence of BP, outside the headquarters of BP in London

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Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Police attempt to remove a protester from the road at Oxford Circus, London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Protesters block the road at Oxford Circus, London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion at Canning Town
Extinction Rebellion at Canning Town
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Police arrest teams wait in case they are needed
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Trafalgar Square
XR activists in Trafalgar Square
Extinction Rebellion protesters have descended on Trafalgar Square

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Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London
Demonstrators are seen on the top of the entrance during a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London

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Co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, Gail Bradbrook, speaks as she kneels atop the doorway into the Department of Transport, during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London

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A police officer tries to remove a woman after she attached herself with an adhesive to the building of Department of Transport, during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Police officers lead away a protester as they clear Trafalgar Square
Police order climate protesters to leave Trafalgar Square on Monday night

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Activists protest outside of the Bank of England (L) during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London
A protester lies on the ground after she glued herself to revolving door of Baclays Bank during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Canary Wharf, LondoN
Activists hold placards as they protest outside the the Bank of England (L) and Royal Exchange, during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London

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Rabbi Jeffrey Newman kneels on the street during Extinction Rebellion protest, before his arrest, in London

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Protesters ‘eat money’ as a form of demonstration outside the BlackRock headquarters in Throgmorton Avenue in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters eat fake money outside the BlackRock office during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the City of London
Protesters sit outside the BlackRock office during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the City of London
Activists dressed in red demonstrate outside of the Royal Exchange, opposite the Bank of England, during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion
A protester is carried away by police as others block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration at Bank, in the City of London
Protesters chant slogans at they block the road during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration at Bank, in the City of London
Protesters blocking the road outside Mansion House in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protes
Police watch protestors at a ‘Disabled Rebels’ demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion outside New Scotland Yard in London
Climate change activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London, Britain, October 12
“The Red Brigade” activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Police at the scene as Animal Rebellion activists protest at Billingsgate Fish Market in Poplar, London
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside BBC HQ Broadcasting House
Police officers monitor the protesters blocking the entrance to the BBC in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport
Police carry away a climate activist at a protest action at the BBC offices
Police officers stand next to protesters as they block the entrance of the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Protesters block the entrance of the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Protesters hold a placard outside the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport
Activists stage a ‘Hong Kong style’ blockage of the exit from the Docklands Light Railway to City Airport, London
Extinction Rebellion protestors sit on the ground at the DLR station during a demonstration at London City Airport
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport

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A protester, who Extinction Rebellion says is former Paralympic athlete James Brown, lies on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airpor
Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed as airport marshalls block the road during a demonstration, near London City Airpor
Police officers arrest an activist at London City Airport during the fourth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion,

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Extinction Rebellion at Trafalgar Square
Police work to remove a lock from an Extinction Rebellion protester in Trafalgar Square
A Police line guards Parliament Square
Police confiscate ‘Hay’ at Parliament Square
Police meet protester dressed as Kangaroos at Parliament Square
Police encourage protestors to move away from Parliament Square
Extinction Rebellion protests continue here outside the Supreme Court.
Police start to remove two protestors locked together at Bird Cage Walk

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Police surround protesters on top of a wooden structure on Birdcage Walk during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminste
Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins protesters in Trafalgar Square
Police attempt to separate a pair of protesters who have glued themselves to each other adjacent to the Women of World War Two memorial on Whitehall, during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Police arrest a protester who had been glued to others in a circle
Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove holds an Extinction Rebellion leaflet as he walks into the back of Downing Street during a demonstration in London
Police on Birdcage Walk as they attempt to remove a wooden structure during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Lorna Greenwood speaks to protesters as the police block Whitehall, preventing the Extinction Rebellion mass ‘nurse-in’ reaching Downing Street in Westminster
Tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp on Marsham Street, Westminster, London
Extinction Rebellion protesters hold a ‘feed-in’ protest
Activists waving flags emblazoned with the Extinction Rebellion logo descend on Whitehall on Tuesday night
Lord Andrew Fraser confronts protesters
Benedict Cumberbatch joins XR protesters in Trafalgar Square
Protesters block off road opposite the Home Office
Protesters gather at Lambeth Bridge
A dancer entertains crowds in Marsham Street
Protesters in Horseferry Road opposite the Home Office
Police hold a protester during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstration in Westminster
A man wearing a gas mask stand on top of a car as other demonstrators block Trafalgar Square
The group will occupy the road outside if they are unable to take the arrivals and departures lounge.
A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a banner during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Westminster Bridge in Londo
Protesters with placards on Parliament Street, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
Extinction Rebellion protesters play cricket in Parliament Square
A protester being arrested on Westminster Bridge, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
People distribute free food at Westminster Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Artists perform at Westminster Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
People look over Westminster bridge at protesters on a boat on the Thames River during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminster
Protesters climb the monuments at the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Trafalgar Square
A climate change activist from the group Extinction Rebellion wearing a gas mask stands on top of a car demonstrating in Trafalgar Square
Protesters set up tents in a camp during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Protesters camped out at the back of Downing Street during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
A protester sits beneath a ‘Love’ banner during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
Protesters block the road during an Extinction Rebellion protest in outside the gates of Downing Street
Protesters with placards on Westminster Bridge, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
The driver of hearse, who has attached himself to the steering wheel using a bicycle lock, as his vehicle is used to block the road at the junction of Whitehall and Trafalgar Square
Police officers detain an activist at Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction rebellion protest in London
Activists block Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Protesters who are chained to a vehicle block Victoria Street during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminste
Police speak to a protester during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstration in Westminster, London
A police officer searches an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protester in Westminster
Protesters and police on Whitehall during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
An activist holds a flag with the extinction symbol at Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Police remove demonstrators who chained themselves to a trailer with a mock Trident missile
Police remove an Extinction Rebellion protester from Trafalgar Square in central London
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus

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British designer Vivienne Westwood, gestures with West Papua activist Benny Wenda (2nd left) and her son activist and businessman Joe Corre (right) during a protest action to highlight the exploitation of the West Papua rainforest and the continued presence of BP, outside the headquarters of BP in London

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Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Police attempt to remove a protester from the road at Oxford Circus, London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Protesters block the road at Oxford Circus, London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion at Canning Town
Extinction Rebellion at Canning Town
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests at Shadwell
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Police arrest teams wait in case they are needed
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Whitehall
Extinction Rebellion protests continue in Trafalgar Square
XR activists in Trafalgar Square
Extinction Rebellion protesters have descended on Trafalgar Square

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Demonstrators, including mothers and babies, take part in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London
Demonstrators are seen on the top of the entrance during a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion, outside of the doors of the Google offices in London

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Co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, Gail Bradbrook, speaks as she kneels atop the doorway into the Department of Transport, during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London

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A police officer tries to remove a woman after she attached herself with an adhesive to the building of Department of Transport, during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Police officers lead away a protester as they clear Trafalgar Square
Police order climate protesters to leave Trafalgar Square on Monday night

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Activists protest outside of the Bank of England (L) during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London
A protester lies on the ground after she glued herself to revolving door of Baclays Bank during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Canary Wharf, LondoN
Activists hold placards as they protest outside the the Bank of England (L) and Royal Exchange, during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London

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Rabbi Jeffrey Newman kneels on the street during Extinction Rebellion protest, before his arrest, in London

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Protesters ‘eat money’ as a form of demonstration outside the BlackRock headquarters in Throgmorton Avenue in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters eat fake money outside the BlackRock office during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the City of London
Protesters sit outside the BlackRock office during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the City of London
Activists dressed in red demonstrate outside of the Royal Exchange, opposite the Bank of England, during the eighth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion
A protester is carried away by police as others block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration at Bank, in the City of London
Protesters chant slogans at they block the road during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration at Bank, in the City of London
Protesters blocking the road outside Mansion House in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest
Protesters block the road in front of the Bank of England in the City of London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protes
Police watch protestors at a ‘Disabled Rebels’ demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion outside New Scotland Yard in London
Climate change activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London, Britain, October 12
“The Red Brigade” activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Police at the scene as Animal Rebellion activists protest at Billingsgate Fish Market in Poplar, London
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside BBC HQ Broadcasting House
Police officers monitor the protesters blocking the entrance to the BBC in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport
Police carry away a climate activist at a protest action at the BBC offices
Police officers stand next to protesters as they block the entrance of the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Protesters block the entrance of the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Protesters hold a placard outside the BBC Headquarters during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport
Activists stage a ‘Hong Kong style’ blockage of the exit from the Docklands Light Railway to City Airport, London
Extinction Rebellion protestors sit on the ground at the DLR station during a demonstration at London City Airport
Extinction Rebellion at London City Airport

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A protester, who Extinction Rebellion says is former Paralympic athlete James Brown, lies on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airpor
Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed as airport marshalls block the road during a demonstration, near London City Airpor
Police officers arrest an activist at London City Airport during the fourth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion,
Extinction Rebellion at Trafalgar Square
Police work to remove a lock from an Extinction Rebellion protester in Trafalgar Square
A Police line guards Parliament Square
Police confiscate ‘Hay’ at Parliament Square
Police meet protester dressed as Kangaroos at Parliament Square
Police encourage protestors to move away from Parliament Square
Extinction Rebellion protests continue here outside the Supreme Court.
Police start to remove two protestors locked together at Bird Cage Walk

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Police surround protesters on top of a wooden structure on Birdcage Walk during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminste
Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins protesters in Trafalgar Square
Police attempt to separate a pair of protesters who have glued themselves to each other adjacent to the Women of World War Two memorial on Whitehall, during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Police arrest a protester who had been glued to others in a circle
Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove holds an Extinction Rebellion leaflet as he walks into the back of Downing Street during a demonstration in London
Police on Birdcage Walk as they attempt to remove a wooden structure during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Lorna Greenwood speaks to protesters as the police block Whitehall, preventing the Extinction Rebellion mass ‘nurse-in’ reaching Downing Street in Westminster
Tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp on Marsham Street, Westminster, London
Extinction Rebellion protesters hold a ‘feed-in’ protest
Activists waving flags emblazoned with the Extinction Rebellion logo descend on Whitehall on Tuesday night
Lord Andrew Fraser confronts protesters
Benedict Cumberbatch joins XR protesters in Trafalgar Square
Protesters block off road opposite the Home Office
Protesters gather at Lambeth Bridge
A dancer entertains crowds in Marsham Street
Protesters in Horseferry Road opposite the Home Office
Police hold a protester during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstration in Westminster
A man wearing a gas mask stand on top of a car as other demonstrators block Trafalgar Square
The group will occupy the road outside if they are unable to take the arrivals and departures lounge.
A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a banner during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Westminster Bridge in Londo
Protesters with placards on Parliament Street, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
Extinction Rebellion protesters play cricket in Parliament Square
A protester being arrested on Westminster Bridge, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
People distribute free food at Westminster Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Artists perform at Westminster Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
People look over Westminster bridge at protesters on a boat on the Thames River during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminster
Protesters climb the monuments at the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Trafalgar Square
A climate change activist from the group Extinction Rebellion wearing a gas mask stands on top of a car demonstrating in Trafalgar Square
Protesters set up tents in a camp during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
Protesters camped out at the back of Downing Street during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
A protester sits beneath a ‘Love’ banner during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
Protesters block the road during an Extinction Rebellion protest in outside the gates of Downing Street
Protesters with placards on Westminster Bridge, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster
The driver of hearse, who has attached himself to the steering wheel using a bicycle lock, as his vehicle is used to block the road at the junction of Whitehall and Trafalgar Square
Police officers detain an activist at Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction rebellion protest in London
Activists block Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Protesters who are chained to a vehicle block Victoria Street during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminste
Police speak to a protester during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstration in Westminster, London
A police officer searches an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protester in Westminster
Protesters and police on Whitehall during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London
An activist holds a flag with the extinction symbol at Lambeth Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Police remove demonstrators who chained themselves to a trailer with a mock Trident missile
Police remove an Extinction Rebellion protester from Trafalgar Square in central London

Transport for London confirmed that Oxford Circus has been blocked “in all directions”. 

A tweet from XR London said: “Rebels have occupied Oxford Cricus [sic].

A large police presence has descended on the scene (Jeremy Selwyn)

“The climate emergency threatens all life on earth, disrupting our society & wildlife in ever more catastrophic ways.

“The rebellion will go on rising until the government acts to protects us. There is no choice in this.”

Protesters have been seen sat in the road and setting up “tripods” to block the road. 

Extinction Rebellion is continuing action for its “autumn uprising” despite the police issuing an order making any action linked to this illegal. 

Later today climate activists will spray-paint hand prints using washable chalk spray to mark the path of today’s march from Whitehall Gardens to six government departments.

They plan to deliver a set of specific demands to each department, decided by a series of assemblies during the “Autumn Uprising”, the organisers said.

It comes after activists and commuters clashed during Thursday morning’s rush hour at Canning Town Tube station, as protesters clambered on top of a train to disrupt services.

The action resulted in an angry backlash, including from people within the organisation, and Extinction Rebellion has issued an apology. 

Yesterday, Extinction Rebellion was also denied an urgent High Court hearing of its case against the Metropolitan Police over a London-wide protest ban.

The force imposed a blanket ban across the capital on Monday, which makes any assembly of more than two people linked to group’s Autumn Uprising action illegal.

The group is challenging what it said is an “unprecedented and disproportionate” ban on protests and asked for a hearing on Friday.

But, in a short ruling, Mr Justice Dingemans said the case raises important issues and could not be rushed. Instead, the case will be heard on Thursday next week.

There have been at least 1,711 arrests linked to the most recent set of protests, Scotland Yard has said. 

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