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The government is prepared for the CYBER ATTACK rebellion to die out this weekend


Officials have been warned they could be victims of a cyber attack by climate change activists.

Parliament's online security panel has warned that Extinction Rebellion could attempt to access social media accounts to officials working for parliamentary committees.

In an email titled "Cyber ​​Security Threat This Weekend," Parliamentary Digital Service's cyber security team warned them to update and strengthen passwords and check official accounts for "suspicious activity" over the holiday weekend, the Guido reported Fawkes blog.

It came when police arrested two climate activists on Friday at a resumption of Extinction Rebellion protests after a coronavirus-enforced hiatus at Shell oil company's headquarters in London.

Extinction Rebellion activists today unfurled a banner on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament

Two police officers stood over protesters, one of whom was lying on the ground as the demonstrations continued in Cambridge

Two police officers stood over protesters, one of whom was lying on the ground as the demonstrations continued in Cambridge

Demonstrators with placards take part in an XR organized demonstration outside the Shell building in London today

Demonstrators with placards take part in an XR organized demonstration outside the Shell building in London today

An Extinction Rebellion protester arrested after handprints were sprayed on the Cambridge Senate House

An Extinction Rebellion protester arrested after handprints were sprayed on the Cambridge Senate House

A demonstrator spray paints handprints

An XR protester arrested in Cambridge for criminal harm

Several people were arrested in Cambridge after protesters sprayed their hands on university buildings. One on the left wore a green ensemble when she advocated more environmental policy

The group, pictured today in London, is calling on Shell to cease all exploration for oil and gas and embarking on a rapid process to end fossil fuel extraction

The group, pictured today in London, is calling on Shell to cease all exploration for oil and gas and embarking on a rapid process to end fossil fuel extraction

Police arrested two climate activists as the resumption of protests by XR after a coronavirus-enforced hiatus targeted Shell oil company's headquarters in London today

Police arrested two climate activists as the resumption of protests by XR after a coronavirus-enforced hiatus targeted Shell oil company's headquarters in London today

Protesters wearing Extinction Rebellion shirts were held by police on a street near Cambridge University

Protesters wearing Extinction Rebellion shirts were held by police on a street near Cambridge University

Demonstrators with placards take part in an XR organized demonstration outside the Shell building in London today

Demonstrators with placards take part in an XR organized demonstration outside the Shell building in London today

They had written the word "lies" in large green letters on the glass front doors of the building when other protesters held up a banner.

Officials attended and two women, aged 33 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of criminal harm. Both remain in custody, ”said a police spokesman.

Extinction Rebellion, whose protests brought parts of London and other cities to a standstill last year, has announced that it will resume mass demonstrations this week after being suspended due to the coronavirus earlier this year.

It is planned to target airports and impose roadblocks during the holiday weekend to kick off a new program of climate change demonstrations.

Starting today, a four-day "regional rebellion" will see protests across the country, including London, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Leeds.

Extinction Rebellion activists march on the Southbank during a protest. They call on the UK government to get rid of the high-speed rail project and instead invest in sustainable projects

Extinction Rebellion activists march on the Southbank during a protest. They call on the UK government to get rid of the high-speed rail project and instead invest in sustainable projects

The protesters wore masks and tried to use social distancing measures as they marched through the streets of London

The protesters wore masks and tried to use social distancing measures as they marched through the streets of London

Protesters wore elaborate costumes as they gathered in Cambridge on Friday to fight climate change

Protesters wore elaborate costumes as they gathered in Cambridge on Friday to fight climate change

The protester wore a display of flowers when she was taken away after being arrested at the Senate House in Cambridge

The protester wore a display of flowers when she was taken away after being arrested at the Senate House in Cambridge

Extinction Rebellion protesters and climate change activists unfold banners against the Shell Oil Company in London on Westminster Bridge today

Extinction Rebellion protesters and climate change activists unfold banners against the Shell Oil Company in London on Westminster Bridge today

Extinction Rebellion protesters and climate change activists next to the London Eye today

Extinction Rebellion protesters and climate change activists next to the London Eye today

XR protesters and activists unfurl banners against Shell on Westminster Bridge today

XR protesters and activists unfurl banners against Shell on Westminster Bridge today

A protester takes part in a demonstration organized by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion in London today

A protester takes part in a demonstration organized by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion in London today

A protester holding placards takes part in a demonstration organized by Extinction Rebellion at the Shell building in London today

A protester holding placards takes part in a demonstration organized by Extinction Rebellion at the Shell building in London today

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on travel, protesters are urged to take action on the ground, targeting the aviation sector, banks, fossil fuel industry and gas stations.

The protests precede major demonstrations planned for September 1st in London, Manchester and Cardiff.

Protests this weekend include roadblocks, marches, sit-down strikes, bike rides and picnics. Activists emphasize their ethos of "nonviolent direct action".

XR supporters are also encouraged to protest digitally and asked to call their MPs and "institutions of power".

Police officers drive past a protester holding a placard as he takes part in a demonstration outside the Shell building today

Police officers drive past a protester holding a placard as he takes part in a demonstration outside the Shell building today

Demonstrators with placards take part in a demonstration organized by the environmental group in front of the Shell building today

Demonstrators with placards take part in a demonstration organized by the environmental group in front of the Shell building today

Charlie Siret, 19, and Fern, 18, partnered up last night and blocked the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

Charlie Siret, 19, and Fern, 18, partnered up last night and blocked the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

Anneka Sutcliffe, of the XR Actions Circle, said several thousand people indicated on Facebook that they would attend the events in London, but the numbers are likely to be lower than the October demonstrations.

Converging marches begin at Tate Britain, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral and Smithfield Market.

Other protests include a road block on Prince Street Bridge in Bristol, a mass bike ride from Brighton to London, the dropping of banners and rallies against the expansion of Luton Airport and the aviation industry at Gatwick Airport.

Avon and Somerset police said the Clifton Suspension Bridge would close from midnight on Thursday due to the Bristol protest and could not close until 6 a.m. on Tuesday at the earliest.

What events is Extinction Rebellion planning during its four day "Regional Rebellion"?

FRIDAY

  • BANNER DROP – UK WIDE – Extinction Rebellion urges local groups to "hang their banners to tell the truth about the climate and environmental emergency".
  • 8.30 a.m. – BRISTOL: Activists plan to block the Prince Street Bridge to address the "climatic and environmental emergency".
  • 9.30 a.m. – NORWICH: XR protesters will gather in Whitlingham Country Park to celebrate the so-called "Tour de Norwich".
  • 11 a.m. – BIRMINGHAM: At the "Midlands HS2 Rebellion" in Eastside Park in Birmingham, people are invited to disguise themselves either as animals, trees or flowers "threatened by the destruction of HS2", or in funeral attire. They will form a slow funeral march to HS2 headquarters where they will hold a "die-in".
  • 12 noon – MANCHESTER: A protest against plans for the High Speed ​​2 rail network as part of the & # 39; Northern HS2 Rebellion & # 39;
  • 2.30 p.m. – CAMBRIDGE: Activists will gather for the Oily Handed March at Senate House, where they will march through Cambridge demanding that the university and colleges divest fossil fuel companies.
  • 2.30 p.m. – CENTRAL LONDON: Activists campaigning against Shell by XR Lambeth, XR Southwark and XR Wandsworth will gather in Jubilee Gardens
  • 6pm – BRIGHTON TO LONDON: A mass bike ride called "Swarm to the Rebellion"

SATURDAY

  • AIRPORTS AND AVIATION – UK WIDE: XR said there should be no going back for the aviation industry after the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 10 a.m. – South London: XR groups Sutton, Merton, Croydon and Kingston are joining forces across from Pavillion Cafeat Beddington Park to conduct actions highlighting the issues surrounding the Beddington Incinerator.
  • 11 a.m. – North London: Activists from seven groups in North London meet at Edmonton Green in Enfield for a day against the Edmonton incinerator.
  • 11 a.m. – BISCHOFSSTORTFORD: A mass action at Bishop & # 39; s Stortford Railway Station against the expansion of airports including nearby London Stansted
  • 11 a.m. – LEWIS: A funeral march called "Procession for the Planet" on Westgate Street, including a jazz band and black-clad mourners. The protest will later change to "joyfully celebrate the beauty and power of nature".
  • 12 noon – Brighton: The "We Want To Live March" is held in the Brighton Pavilion, which is attended by XR groups from Lewes, Shoreham, Worthing and Brighton marching along the Brighton coast to call for change.
  • 12 noon – London, OXFORD, Cardiff, LEICESTER, YORK – Parents are encouraged to come with their babies and / or older children to "feed and play peacefully, to protest fossil fuel bailouts and the failure of the transition to a green economy". The London action takes place in the Bank of England.
  • 2PM – TBC: A protest planned to stop the expansion of Luton Airport
  • 2.30 p.m. – GATWICK: A & # 39; Mad Hatters & # 39; Tea Party & # 39; at Gatwick Airport South Terminal with activists who are encouraged & # 39; Bring a picnic, dress up if you want, and join us in protesting the lack of action by the government and the aviation industry to take radical steps toward zero carbon '.
  • 3:00 p.m. – LEEDS: A protest in Millennium Square in Leeds aims to stop the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport. Activists are taking a bike tour of the area to show people of West Yorkshire how far they think the noise pollution will go if the extension is approved.
  • 4:00 p.m. – BRIGHTON: A march down the coast from Brighton and then towards London is made with a & # 39; lightship called the Greta & # 39; occur.

SUNDAY

  • TRUST THE PEOPLE – UK-WIDE: XR said activists would "come together online, in parks and maybe even on the streets, to talk, listen and connect beyond our bubbles" and learn "how all of our overlapping crises are connected".
  • 12 noon – MANCHESTER: A Making History March from Manchester Cathedral will examine the city's relationship to slavery and colonialism.

MONDAY

  • BANKS AND FINANCE – UK-WIDE: Proters will argue that the "world of dirty finance" should take permanent "vacation" from destructive deals and proponents of polluters.
  • 11 a.m. – BIRMINGHAM: A protest at 130 New Street will urge HSBC to get rid of these polluters and conduct theater actions with members of XR Youth.
  • 11 a.m. – NORWICH: A "Drumming for Divestment" march urges banks and financial services companies to "act now and get rid of fossil fuel investments, whether they are pension funds or other investment vehicles" /
  • 1PM – CAMBRIDGE: Extinction Rebellion Cambridge invites every citizen to "flood the streets of Parker & # 39; s Piece" and "join a colorful and dramatic oceanic themed march through Cambridge with music and drums highlighting the plight of the oceans and seas" .