Footage has emerged of an Extinction Rebellion camp using a diesel generator for power.
Extinction Rebellion says its two-week programme of protest is part of an global rebellion, with action taking place in 72 major cities worldwide.
In Brisbane, Australia, protesters chained themselves to intersections in the city centre and three people locked themselves onto barrels filled with concrete. Others are sitting down on the ground.
The Paris event brought the area around Chatelet to a standstill.
Climate change activists staged protests around the world in almost 60 cities including Calgary on Monday.
The Metropolitan Police said a 24-hour plan for policing the demonstrations is in place. Police said 21 people had been arrested as of Monday morning.
Protests are expected to spread across dozens of cities, including Delhi and NY, in the days and weeks ahead as activists call for urgent environmental action.
"Whether it is scientists from the UN, David Attenborough, they are all saying it is catastrophic and we are facing an unprecedented emergency never seen before in human history". (Reuters) Police clear Potsdamer Platz as climate activists from Extinction Rebellion launch a new wave of "civil disobedience" in Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2019.
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The Taliban said they were in Islamabad to discuss the condition of roughly 1.5 million Afghan refugees living in the city. He said it was not linked to the visit by the Taliban or US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's visit to Pakistan.
The group demands the Government to commit to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.
Almost 100 climate activists were arrested in New York City on Monday during a protest after they blocked traffic and vandalized the iconic Wall Street Charging Bull statue.
Thirty people were charged with committing offences in Sydney after hundreds blocked a road, while more than 100 were arrested in Amsterdam.
Back in April, members of the group blocked several London roads and bridges during 10 days of action created to alert the public and politicians to the "climate emergency".
The video was allegedly filmed in Denmark and shows a man being blocked from entering a burger restaurant by climate change protesters.
Organisers are expecting up to 30,000 people to be involved in the protests over the next fortnight, making them five times bigger than the protests that caused major disruption to London in April. The protest went ahead despite a city ban on activists gathering on the road. They argued that the protest was hurting their livelihoods.
Extinction Rebellion will continue protesting for the climate.
Founded in Britain a year ago, Extinction Rebellion, also known as XR, now has chapters in some 50 countries.