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Travel chaos and more than 120 arrests amid London climate change protests

Demonstrators during a Extinction Rebellion protest continues in Marble Arch, London, as more than 100 people have been arrested as police deal with ongoing climate change protests. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 16, 2019. Activists have pledged to block five central locations in a non-violent act of resistance and rebellion that campaigners say could go on for weeks. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Climate. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Major roads in central London have been blocked for a second day by climate change protests, which have seen more than 120 people arrested.

Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch remain closed due to the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations.

Motorists face gridlocked traffic on a number of alternative routes, such as Westminster Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

The Metropolitan Police said half a million people have been affected with 55 bus routes diverted.

It warned that demonstrations are expected to continue "throughout the coming weeks".

Pic by Yui Mok/PA Wire