Climate change protesters block train at Canary Wharf station

Farhana Yamin glued to the pavement outside Shell's London headquarters on Tuesday

Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established previous year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.

"Units are in the process of responding, including specialist teams trained in protest removal", a spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Police said they expected the demonstrations to continue in the next few weeks and promised to take action if necessary.

The arrest figure includes three men and two women who were detained at the United Kingdom offices of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell on suspicion of criminal damage.

Protestors block the roads in parliament square in London, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, with Big Ben's clock tower shrouded in scaffolding back right.

The majority arrested were seized for breaching public order laws and obstructing a highway.

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Activists had been told they must confine any demonstrations to the Marble Arch area, and police were taking action against protesters in other locations.

The group is demanding the government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen's assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change. Many bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Five arrests were for criminal damage after the Royal Dutch Shell building near the River Thames was targeted on Monday.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement that while he's sympathetic to the environmental movement, the effort to disrupt public transportation is counter-productive.

Protesters attached themselves to vehicles and to each other using bicycle locks, said the spokesman.

"People have come up to us to thank us emphatically", she said.

"Many of us are willing to sacrifice our liberty for the cause".

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