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London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

LONDON: British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. The protest centered for several hours on Westminster Bridge, near Britain’s parliament, but there was also disruption to traffic on four…