A 74-year-old Reading man was arrested yesterday at a climate change in protest in Parliament Square.

Parts of London have been brought to a standstill as part of Extinction Rebellion’s 'time-unlimited' international protest.

Thousands of protestors have blocked roads at Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Oxford Street, and on Waterloo Bridge.

More than 425 people have been arrested at the protest.

Extinction Rebellion intends to continue with the blockade until its demands for government action are met.

Its demands are:

The government 'tell the truth' about the scale of the crisis the world now faces.

The UK enact legally binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.

Formation of a Citizens' Assembly to 'oversee the changes' that will be needed to achieve this goal.

Extinction Rebellion Reading members persuaded Reading Borough Council (RBC) to declare a climate emergency in February.