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Climate change protesters pledge to bring Nottingham to a standstill

Climate change protesters in Nottingham today Credit: BPM Media

Campaigners protesting in Nottingham about the state of the environment say further action is planned over the course of the week and have pledged to "bring the entire city to a standstill".

Protesters from a group called Extinction Rebellion protested yesterday and for around an hour in London Road this morning.

Motorists honked their horns out of frustration as the campaigners blocked off one of the city's busiest roads towards Trent Bridge amid heavy rush hour traffic.

Further action is planned over the next few days, the group confirmed, probably during the rush hour. The group say people need to change their habits - take the bus, train or cycle to work and eat less meat.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed there had been no arrests in connection with either protest.

Protest on London Road today Credit: BPM Media

It's about taking solidarity with action that's happening across Britain.

We're doing this to try and force governments to actually take action to try and force change to actually happen against the climate crisis that is devastating our planet.

– Ben White, Campaigner
Nottinghamshire Police thank the public for their patience Credit: BPM Media

We would like to thank the public for their patience during the disruption to roads. We have been informed that there are likely to be similar protests in the city centre during morning traffic throughout the week. Please take this into account when making plans and leave extra time if travelling in the city. Once again, thank you for your cooperation and patience.

– Nottinghamshire Police

We’ve seen first-hand the impact climate change is having on our environment, and we share people’s passion to tackle this issue and protect our planet for future generations. As a country we've taken world-leading action to combat climate change, cutting emissions by 44 percent since 1990. But we are going even further which is why we've asked our independent climate experts for advice on a net zero emissions target and set out plans to transition to low emission vehicles and significantly reduce pollution through our Clean Air Strategy.

– Government response