Environmental protesters have blocked Waterloo Bridge in London as they try to bring the city to a standstill.
Activists hold banners and wave flags as they continue to block on Waterloo Bridge on the second day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group, in London on 16 April 2019. The remaining 117 were on Waterloo Bridge on Monday night and in the early hours of Tuesday, with the majority made for Public Order Act offences and obstructing a highway.
Among a total of 113 arrests, five people were detained on suspicion of criminal damage at Shell's headquarters.
A Transport for London spokesman said: "There are demonstrations taking place across London which are causing disruption to some bus services and on the road network".
Most were detained on suspicion of public order offences while five people were held on suspicion of criminal damage at Shell's headquarters.
At Oxford Circus, a large pink boat was parked in the middle of the junction and Extinction Rebellion activists also glued themselves to that.
The disruption follows similar action last November when thousands of protesters occupied five central London bridges.
'Today's protest by Extinction Rebellion has now concluded.
The U.K. police on Tuesday said they have arrested 209 climate change protesters since Monday evening.
"Suddenly, what Extinction Rebellion has done is actually say: 'we are doing this.' And the state is so weak through austerity that they can't stop us". "We must act now".
Speaking at a meditation on the eve of the protests, Dr Williams said humans had declared war on nature. Instead we demand a Citizens' Assembly to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a democracy fit for objective. We need to change the way we do everything, the way we use fossil fuels.
The campaign cites as inspiration the civil rights and suffragette movements and is backed by hundreds of scientists and academics, including the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.