Photographs of “Extinction rebellion” demonstrators and police blocking a central Cambridge street in 2019
by Stephen Hewitt
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On Saturday 2 March 2019, a demonstration with dozens of people
was blocking Mill Road in central Cambridge. (Figs 1 and 4).
A banner about 5 foot long read “ZERO CARBON We can do it”. A poster held in someone's hand read
“Unite to end the climate crisis”.
No police were visible at the scene.
About 450 yards away
a police car with a flashing blue light was parked in the centre of Mill Road and
police were standing next to it. Vehicles approaching in the direction of the demonstration
were turning into a side road and not proceeding down Mill Road (Fig 2).
The part of Mill Road between the police and the demonstration
was empty of its usual traffic (Fig. 3).