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Extinction Rebellion protestors tie themselves to a fence outside Parliament. Photo: Mason Boycott-Owen/PA Wire/PA Images

Over the past few weeks, anyone who has so much as passed through Westminster will have noticed Extinction Rebellion’s colourful protests. Blockading the roads into Parliament Square, this “bunch of hippies” (as one activist jokingly termed them) set up bunting, tents and bright yellow banners hung from trees—to the amusement of tourists but frustration of the police, who, the activist told me, couldn’t climb high enough to remove at least one banner at the end of…

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