Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters demonstrate during a rally in Trafalgar Square in London on Wednesday, October 16. Climate protesters in London have kept up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment on Monday.
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In photos: The Extinction Rebellion protests

Updated 3:22 AM ET, Thu October 17, 2019

Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters demonstrate during a rally in Trafalgar Square in London on Wednesday, October 16. Climate protesters in London have kept up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment on Monday.
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Extinction Rebellion activists have staged colorful demonstrations, pulled eye-catching stunts and shut down roads as part of a worldwide protest to demand more action on climate change.

The environmental group, which was founded in the UK, has planned a large coordinated movement — called International Rebellion — in more than 60 global cities.

The biggest protests so far have been in Britain, where thousands of demonstrators have swarmed to sites around central London.

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested around the world so far as activists resist efforts by police to move them in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

While their actions may vary, the international group of activists are united in their aims for governments to act immediately to stop biodiversity loss, "reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net z