Emma Thompson Joins Extinction Rebellion Demo on Oxford Street as Police Move in

Actor Emma Thompson joined Extinction Rebellion protesters on Oxford Circus on April 19, as a large number of police officers began arresting demonstrators.

After one of the protest organisers said that they would facilitate the police in a peaceful way, Thompson remarked “I would like to say though to the police, Nanny McPhee is up here and I have got my stick with me”.

Earlier that day, demonstrators gathered outside the approach tunnel to Heathrow Airport after the group warned that it would attempt to shut down the airport over the Easter weekend. Credit: 5by5forever via Storyful