In Pictures: Colourful scenes as climate protesters descend on London

Environmental protesters have blocked roads in some of the busiest parts of central London as they called for the Government to declare a climate emergency.

Campaign group Extinction Rebellion called for the peaceful demonstrations, which were focused on locations including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square.

Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Parliament Square in London
Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Parliament Square in London
Demonstrators lay Ruby the rhinoceros in Parliament Square
Demonstrators lay Ruby the rhinoceros in Parliament Square
Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Oxford Circus in London
Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Oxford Circus in London
Extinction Rebellion protests
Extinction Rebellion protests
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Police speak to a demonstrator who glued herself to the front of the Shell building on the Southbank
Police speak to a demonstrator who glued herself to the front of the Shell building on the Southbank
Extinction Rebellion protests
Extinction Rebellion protests
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Extinction Rebellion protests
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Extinction Rebellion protests
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