Extinction Rebellion: Olympic canoeing champion Etienne Stott arrested in climate change protests


Etienne Stott (left) earlier made a speech while sitting on high of a bus quit alongside TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham

Olympic gold medal-a hit canoeist Etienne Stott was one in all a complete bunch of participants arrested for the length of climate trade protests in London over the weekend.

The 39-year-standard Briton, who won C2 canoe slalom gold at London 2012, was carried from Waterloo Bridge by four law enforcement officials on Sunday evening.

Stott is no longer amongst the 40 these who fill so a long way been charged by the Metropolitan Police.

Speaking on Saturday, he acknowledged the protests were “with out a doubt basic”.

“I get no longer concentrate on there might be anything extra meaningful that I might maybe maybe be doing in my existence ultimate now,” acknowledged Stott.

“I feel love it is with out a doubt tricky to disrupt participants’s lives love this, but here is with out a doubt basic because I mediate the disruption that will method down the line if we get no longer repeat a climate emergency and get no longer address this scenario of climate trade, this can ultimate dwarf any inconvenience here on the present time.”

Stott had shouted of the “ecological disaster” and earlier given a speech while sitting on high of a bus quit.

As of 19:00 BST on Sunday, 963 participants had been arrested for the length of the Extinction Rise up protests within the UK capital.

Hundreds of participants were campaigning at internet sites collectively with Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Westminster and Marble Arch.

Etienne Stott is carried by police after being arrested
Etienne Stott won C2 gold at London 2012 alongside Tim Baillie

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