Climate change protesters climbed on a train at Canary Wharf station in London and also chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s house as the number of arrests passed 340 in the capital.

Police officers moved into Parliament Square as restrictions were extended to allow them to close down protests there. Activists are now only permitted in Marble Arch.

Officers have decided that there is enough evidence of serious disruption to London’s communities to move the protesters.

An activist is carried away in Oxford Circus
Image: An activist is carried away in Oxford Circus

On Wednesday, a man and woman, both dressed in black, were pictured on top of a DLR carriage holding a banner that read: “Climate emergency.”

They were later removed from the carriage after apparently gluing themselves to the roof, along with another man who glued his hand to the train window.

Activists on Waterloo Bridge
Image: Activists on Waterloo Bridge

The station serves staff at Shell International – another London office of the oil company vandalised by protesters earlier this week.

British Transport Police (BTP) said specialist units trained in protest removal were deployed to the scene and one man has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway.

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A group of four people glued themselves together and chained themselves to the Labour leader’s Islington home, sending him Easter eggs and flowers.

A climate change activist demonstrates during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station in London, Britain April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Image: One man glued his hand to a DLR train carriage

The gifts were returned to them. The group described themselves as “Jeremy Corbyn supporters”.

The leader of the opposition declined a meeting with them and then left his home without speaking to the group.

It comes after a group representing businesses in the West End district claimed two days of demonstrations have cost firms at least £12m.

Takings and footfall are down by up to 25% in some stores, the New West End Company said, as it called on police to “take control of the situation”.

Climate activists who have glued themselves together sit outside Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's house in north London.
Image: Climate activists who have glued themselves together sit outside Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s house in north London.

Protesters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign have occupied the crossroads outside Oxford Circus underground station, camping out there for two days.

Despite a police order restricting demonstrations to a site at Marble Arch, they have remained at some of the capital’s busiest hotspots – including Waterloo Bridge.

Police carry away a protester in Oxford Circus
Image: Police carry away a protester in Oxford Circus

So far at least 340 people have been arrested for taking part in the ongoing action as police say the demonstrations are causing “serious disruption”.

Met Police denied rumours they were running out of space in their custody suites, saying they would continue to make arrests, and that no one was being taken to stations outside London.

Police detain a protester as climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station in London, Britain April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Image: A man is arrested at Canary Wharf DLR station

The “non-violent” protests are “to highlight the emergency of ecological collapse” – if the government does not meet Extinction Rebellion’s members.

BTP confirmed wifi has been shut off at some stations in an attempt to deter demonstrators.

Jace Tyrrell, chief executive of the New West End Company, wrote a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan saying businesses in the district were “deeply concerned” by the “continued disruption”.

1 of hundreds of climate protesters arrested by police.
Protester arrested at London Waterloo station

“At a time when our high streets are struggling, this additional pressure is deeply damaging to London’s economy and reputation,” he added.

The group says it represents shops on 74 streets which employ 150,000 workers.

Mr Khan has said he shares the passion of protesters about the urgent need to tackle climate change.

But he added he was “extremely concerned” about plans to disrupt the London Underground.

So far almost 300 people have been arrested in London
Image: A police order restricts the protests to an area in Marble Arch

“It is absolutely crucial to get more people using public transport, as well as walking and cycling, if we are to tackle this climate emergency – and millions of Londoners depend on the Underground network to get about their daily lives in our city,” he said in a statement.

“Targeting public transport in this way would only damage the cause of all of us who want to tackle climate change, as well as risking Londoners’ safety and I’d implore anyone considering doing so to think again.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Jessica Winter sings on a boat placed in the center of a traffic junction as Environmental campaigners block Oxford Circus during a coordinated protest by the Extinction Rebellion group on April 15, 2019 in London, England. With demonstrations blocking a number of locations across the capital, the group aims to stop traffic for up to five days. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Image: Protesters have occupied the cross-roads at Oxford Circus for two days

Appearing on the One Show, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: “I do worry sometimes about some of the scenes we’ve seen and some of the activity that goes on. So I think it’s appropriate for people to make their feelings known but I also think we’ve got the message; we understand that action needs to be taken.

“And in fact some of the activity that’s been going on the streets has actually stopped people doing their jobs and also impeded, for example, people getting around London in a way that’s appropriate.”

He said direct action is “everyone’s right” but added the “point’s been made, now let’s have a serious conversation”.

He admitted the government should do more on climate change.

What are Extinction Rebellion’s demands?

The group has vowed to keep up acts of “non-violent civil disobedience” until three demands are met.

First, it wants the government to “tell the truth” about “how deadly our situation is” – telling all citizens and businesses what they need to do to stop climate change.

Second, it calls for carbon emissions to be cut to net zero by 2025 and for the global economy to run on no more than half the planet’s worth of resources per year.

Thirdly, it demands a “citizen’s assembly” be set up to enact those changes as it does not trust the government to make them boldly, swiftly and long-term enough.

Police officers detain a climate change activist at Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
Image: Hundreds of people have been arrested over the demonstrations

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