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Olympic champion from Bedfordshire arrested in climate change protest

Etienne Stott is carried away by police. Credit: PA

An Olympic gold medal winner from Bedfordshire has been arrested on Waterloo Bridge during a climate change protest.

London 2012 canoe slalom champion Etienne Stott was carried from the bridge by four officers as he shouted of the "ecological crisis".

Members of Extinction Rebellion are suggesting temporarily ending disruptive tactics to focus on political negotiations as they enter the eighth day of campaigning.

Etienne Stott protesting on Waterloo Bridge in London. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The protesters are calling for the Government to declare a climate emergency.

Activists have stopped traffic in a series of demonstrations across London since Monday.

Their actions included fixing a boat at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street, occupying Waterloo Bridge and disrupting the Docklands Light Railway by climbing on a train.