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Greenpeace activists climb Nelson's Column


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A Greenpeace protestor photographed the view from the top of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Squre

Activists from the environmental staff Greenpeace have scaled the 52m high Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Sq., London, to focus on what it says are dangerous levels of air pollution.

Protestors have positioned surgical masks over well-known London statues, together with Eros in Piccadilly Circus and the Oliver Cromwell statue at Parliament.

The team says it plans to focus on 17 statues in the capital on Monday.

4 people have been arrested in connection with the protests.

Emergency services are at the scene in Trafalgar Sq..

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Police say about six protestors have climbed the 52m (170ft) monument.

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Protestors have positioned surgical masks on famous London statues, including Eros in Piccadilly Circus

London’s Metropolitan Police said 4 individuals were arrested in reference to the protest on the Oliver Cromwell statue at Parliament Square at about 06:20 GMT.

Greenpeace mentioned the protest was once to focus on the “public well being difficulty” of air pollution, which it mentioned was once “chopping short 40,000 lives every year”.

The staff needs the federal government to focus on greener public transport, push electric vehicles and create smooth air zones round colleges and hospitals.



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