UK police arrest more than 100 in climate change protests

A skeleton is carried past the Winston Churchill statue as demonstrators take part in a 'Funeral Procession' during a climate protest in Parliament Sq

A skeleton is carried past the Winston Churchill statue as demonstrators take part in a 'Funeral Procession' during a climate protest in Parliament Sq

Climate change protesters hold up a banner saying 'We can Change" during a demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have

Climate change protesters hold up a banner saying 'We can Change" during a demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have

A tourist looks at a climate change protest banner at Marble Arch in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a nationwide

A tourist looks at a climate change protest banner at Marble Arch in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a nationwide

Protesters take part holding placards during a climate change demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a n

Protesters take part holding placards during a climate change demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a n

Protesters take part holding placards during a climate change demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a n

Protesters take part holding placards during a climate change demonstration in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a n

A woman dressed as a wood nymph during a climate protest in Parliament Square in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a

A woman dressed as a wood nymph during a climate protest in Parliament Square in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a

LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 100 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill.

The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change.

On Monday, demonstrators blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames, the busy Oxford Circus intersection and Parliament Square, and vandalized the headquarters of oil company Shell.

After hours of disruption, police ordered the group to confine protests to Marble Arch, beside Hyde Park. Scores of demonstrators who refused to move were arrested — 113 by Tuesday morning.

Extinction Rebellion said "over 100 brave rebels" had been arrested. It said protests would continue.