Joe Mcconnell, London, Oxford Circus discussed on Morning Edition

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Afternoon, and Oxford circus, and it turned into a giant political street party right here in the center of London in the middle of this. Crossroads is a pink sailboat that somebody wheeled in and a bunch of robbers have been performing up on the sailboat and over here. I can see a bunch of people are serving food. I just couldn't couldn't miss it. I I just have to be here. L Spearman traveled inherently south west Birmingham. She's a high school senior who's participated in school strikes over climbed the change. The words action now are written motor for head the government unknown taking mysteriously we need people to acknowledge that actually we are in a state of emergency. And it's only gonna get worse than I am. Very Scott's my future. David Gilford is Hertfordshire coordinator for extinction rebellion the group behind the protests. We're looking for a zero carbon Britain by two thousand twenty five which means reducing emissions. Very seriously very rapidly. What soccer? Prices. Would we have to make? Beal on us. We would probably have to eat a lot more local foods so things would have to be grown locally not broken such a distance. I'm certainly people would probably have to fly less nearby. Mary Nash leans against the stop lake watching the protest. He manages drivers who deliver industrial parts here, but sends them home because the demonstrations may traffic impossible generally supports the protesters goals, but not their methods. I understand the reason why but. Thanks of us every guy pay to live in is sold. You'll has to work would you state with me? Yes. As that. In addition to Oxford circus demonstrators have taken control of marble arch Waterloo, bridge and parliament square extinction. Rebellion says it plans to expand its protests to disrupt London to service today. Frank Langfitt, NPR news, London. This is NPR news. It's seventeen and a half. Now before the hour of seven and a time for another look at commute conditions this morning with that. Here's Joe McConnell. Still have the crash on northbound of the eighty split blocking two right lanes. If involving a car that's over turned on its side and traffic is backed up solid to eighty and the skyway. Westbound is backed up onto the West End of the upper deck of the bay bridge. Two at north eight eighty seven Jose seventeen. There's a stalled car still reported there. Eighty westbound at Hercules might be some pieces of metal in the two right lanes. And also back to the bay bridge might be stall westbound before. For the island right lane. Joe McConnell for K Q d all right? Thank you, Joe. And I think you're toast is done. That report brought to you by the crumbs and colitis foundation now six forty three. It's time for a listener commentary. That comes our.

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