(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH FASHION DESIGNER DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, SAYING: "We need to do something about Papua New Guinea because the rainforest is a quarter of our breath, and Papua New Guinea is the second largest rain forest in the world.
(...) Capitalism is the problem, we've got to fight it." The city has been hit for days by climate change demonstrations by the Extinction Rebellion protest group.
On Thursday (October 17) some London commuter train lines were brought to a standstill when members climbed atop the carriages.
Scuffles broke out when angry commuters dragged some of the protesters off.
Supporters of the animal welfare organisation Peta have demonstrated outsideSomerset House in central London, protesting against the killing of animals tomake shoes and bags, at London Fashion Week. It comes as the charity claimsthat conservation experts warn that the trade in exotic skins risks fuellingthe spread of diseases like Covid-19. British brands such as Mulberry,Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood are all free from exotic skins, whilea few labels, such as Burberry, continue to use them.
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CNN reports a light aircraft overloaded with cocaine crashed on take-off on its way to Australia. Police say the crash exposed a Melbourne-based crime syndicate and led to the arrest of five men with alleged links to the Italian mafia. The Cesna aircraft was stuffed with more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine. It went down while trying to leave Papua New Guinea on July 26. Five suspects were arrested in Queensland and Victoria in recent days.
Police have urged hundreds of protesters to immediately leave an anti-vaccine,anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square or face arrest. The warning cameafter heated clashes between demonstrators and officers during a “Resist AndAct For Freedom” rally on Saturday afternoon. Dozens of officers, includingsome on horseback, were repelled by human blockades with loud cheering andchanting as they tried to make arrests. Scotland Yard said the large crowds ofpeople are “putting themselves and others at risk” just a day after Mayor ofLondon Sadiq Khan warned it is “increasingly likely” restrictions will beneeded to slow the spread of coronavirus in the capital, adding he was“extremely concerned” about the rate of transmission in London.
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Hundreds from a group calling themselves 'Resist and Act' have gathered in central London to rally against Covid-19 vaccines and public health restrictions.
Scuffles broke out between protesters and police, after the crowds formed human blockades opposite the officers to stop them from making arrests. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner says it is shocking Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not consulted with other parties throughout the Covid-19.
The first ministers of Wales and Scotland, as well as the Mayor of London, have criticised the government for failing to speak to them directly about the possibility of a new national lockdown in England. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the New Year's Eve fireworks will not be taking place in the capital this year due to coronavirus, but there will be a 'spectacular event' that people can enjoy from home. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Trump administration on Thursday will roll back regulations aimed at reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, its latest move to unwind environmental rules ahead of November's presidential election. Freddie Joyner has more.
Four people allegedly died after consuming spurious liquor in Punjab's Amritsar on July 30. The incident took place in Muchhal village of Amritsar. The police investigation is underway in this regard. Speaking to media, the police official said, "Four people have died here and this is a matter of investigation." Adding to it, the son of deceased man, Harjeet Singh said, "My dad consumed spurious liquor on July 29 following which his BP shot up. I called the doctor but his health did not improve. Later, I took him to the hospital where he was declared dead. People make this liquor in this village only but they are not being caught."
The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square has been vandalised during an Extinction Rebellion protest in central London. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters were arrested after gluing themselves to a road in central London,aiming to disrupt the Prime Minister's journey to Parliament for PMQs. Atleast three people were arrested, including Will, who says the climateemergency is far worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Government isignoring the issue. Demonstrators have also occupied trees in ParliamentSquare and held theatrical performances to highlight their cause.
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Home Secretary Priti Patel gives the keynote speech at the PoliceSuperintendents' Association annual conference. Ms Patel has referred toExtinction Rebellion (XR) activists as “so-called eco-crusaders turnedcriminals”. She said she refuses to allow the “guerrilla tactics” and“anarchy” of the climate protesters on to the streets of the UK.
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Home Office minister Kit Malthouse gave a statement in the House of Commonswhere he condemned the behaviour of Extinction Rebellion protesters, accusingsome of seeking to “impose an extremist world view” on others.
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