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Two Extinction Rebellion activists ‘preemptively’ arrested | UK News

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Extinction Rebellion says two of its activists have been “pre-emptively” arrested before they started flying drones as part of a climate protest.

Activists have been planning to fly drones at Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) released a statement which says: “Prospective drone pilots Roger Hallam and Mike Lynch-White have just been preemptively arrested and we caught it all on film

“The pair were just concluding an interview with German news magazine der Spiegel at Billy’s Cafe in Bethnal Green when four police cars pulled up. Officers handcuffed the Pause activists, placed them in separate cars and drove them away.”

Mr Hallam is one of the co-founders of XR.

Sky News has contacted police for a comment.

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