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Police draw up plans to foil attempt by activists to target the Tube

Police and transport chiefs were tonight drawing up plans to foil an attempt by climate change activists to target the London Underground.

Demonstrator during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Parliament Square

Tube bosses fear thousands of commuters could have their journeys disrupted tomorrow.

London mayor Sadiq Khan today said he was 'extremely concerned' the action by Extinction Rebellion would risk the safety of Londoners.

A demonstrator is carried away by police during the second day of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Waterloo Bridge

The group's website threatened to 'nonviolently disrupt Tube services'. It follows a series of demonstrations which blocked roads in London yesterday.

City Hall said it was working with transport chiefs and the police to minimise the effect of any protests.

Targeting public transport in this way would only damage the cause of all of us who want to tackle climate change, as well as risking Londoners' safety and I'd implore anyone considering doing so to think again.

– SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON

Extinction Rebellion has demanded a meeting with the Government.

In any other circumstances we would never dream of disrupting the Tube but this is an emergency. As with a labour strike, economic disruption is key in forcing the Government to come to the table and negotiate our demands.

– EXTINCTION REBELLION WEBSITE

The safety of our staff and our customers is our number one priority and we’re working closely with the police to manage the impact on our network.

– Transport for London