Climate change protests in London: Protestors glue themselves to train

The road is blocked by demonstrators during a climate protest at Marble Arch in London Tuesday

The road is blocked by demonstrators during a climate protest at Marble Arch in London Tuesday

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion group were pictured standing on top of a train at London's Canary Wharf station on Wednesday morning, while another activist on the platform below said he had superglued himself to the door.

The man and woman unfurled a banner reading "Climate Emergency - Act Now". Within minutes of the action, Transport for London's website reported "delays between Bank and Lewisham due to a customer incident at Canary Wharf".

The protest saw more than a thousand people block off central London's Waterloo Bridge and lay trees in pots along its length.

The police have ordered the protesters to confine themselves to a zone within Marble Arch, a space at the junction of Hyde Park, the Oxford Street main shopping thoroughfare and the Park Lane street of plush hotels.

Nearly 300 arrests were made in the first two days of the protest.

Climate Extinction Rebellion have caused massive disruption around the United Kingdom in the last few weeks.

The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established a year ago in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.

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A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: "In the interests of safety and to prevent and deter serious disruption to the London Underground network, BTP has taken the decision to restrict passenger Wi-Fi connectivity at Tube stations".

Transport for London (TfL) said: "We will restore access as soon as we are able to do so".

Passengers were not informed about the decision to turn off the network, and many travellers wrongly attributed the disruption to conventional technical faults.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he is "frsutrated" by the damage and disruption this protest is causing but appealed to the activists to work with the authorities.

"Targeting public transport in this way would only damage the cause of all of us who want to tackle climate change", he said in a statement.

The events in London are part of an worldwide "climate rebellion" organised by Extinction Rebellion.

A woman at Marble Arch, who gave her name as Virginia, said she had come from Oxford to join the protest "to keep the planet in good nick for my grandchildren". In The Hague on Tuesday, activists occupied the worldwide criminal court building.

By 21:30BST on Tuesday 290 people had been arrested. By 6am on Wednesday, all had been released and charged with breach of the peace, to appear in court at a later date.

"We expect demonstrations to continue throughout the coming weeks", the police statement said.

Extinction Rebellion, which generated headlines with a semi-nude protest in the House of Commons earlier this month, is demanding the government reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

The Metropolitan Police said 500,000 people had been affected by the diversion of bus routes.