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Extinction Rebellion demonstrators superglue themselves to the Speaker’s chair in the House of Commons.

Some Extinction Rebellion members glued themselves to the speaker’s chair, while others glued their necks to the rails.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have superglued themselves to the Speaker’s chair and padlocked their necks to the railings outside the House of Commons.

The campaign organization reported that approximately fifty of its followers “engaged in nonviolent action” to demand a citizens’ assembly to tackle the climate catastrophe.

Five protestors were photographed in the House of Commons, with some carrying posters reading “let the people decide” and “citizens’ assembly now.”

It is believed that they entered the building after reserving an official tour, before breaking away and staging the demonstration.

Speakers chair
Extinction rebellion demonstrators superglue themselves to the speaker's chair in the house of commons.

One protester said to the PA news agency that activists snuck flags into the House of Commons in a “bag within a bag.”

Two protestors with locks around their necks and attached to the front gates of the Houses of Parliament were also observed.

Additionally, banners have been draped throughout the Palace of Westminster.

Extinction Rebellion tweeted, “The protest highlights the necessity for a citizens’ assembly to break through Westminster’s corruption, modernize politics, and allow the people to decide.”

Extinction rebellion demonstrators superglue themselves to the speaker's chair in the house of commons.
Extinction rebellion demonstrators superglue themselves to the speaker's chair in the house of commons.

A citizens’ assembly is a gathering of members of the public to discuss matters of policy.

Emergency trucks from the police, fire, and ambulance departments came shortly after the noon demonstration began.

Police officers could be seen surrounding the demonstrators, who they had earlier led out of the parliamentary estate singing.

Additionally, a police helicopter was seen flying over the structure.

Parliament is now on summer holiday until Monday when the winner of the Tory leadership campaign between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will be announced.

A speech read in the chamber by activists stated: “We are in a bind. And the daily events in this chamber make us all seem foolish. We cannot afford to continue in this manner.

“It is feasible to act on climate and costs in a way that is equitable and beneficial for all parties. However, our political system is too outdated and out of touch to see beyond the next election cycle and accomplish what is necessary.”

A spokeswoman for the House of Commons stated, “We are aware of an incident on the Parliamentary Estate and are immediately addressing the situation.”

A Metropolitan Police representative stated: “The Metropolitan Police is aware of a protest at the Palace of Westminster.

Met Police and legislative personnel are responding.


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