Environmental protest planned for city centre

Campaigners aim to block roads and disrupt business traffic.

Environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion Birmingham are warning of traffic chaos in the city centre this morning after revealing plans to block roads in the city centre during rush hour.

The group intend to target the area near Snow Hill station, aiming to block roads for seven minutes at a time. The action comes after the city council recently announced a climate emergency.

The group claim to be taking non-violent action they deem “necessary and appropriate” in the fight to combat climate change.

In a statement released last night, they stateded that the need to disrupt normal business traffic is vital to get across to the public the need for action to avoid what they claim is a “climate and ecological crisis”.