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Extinction Rebellion protester climbs London’s Big Ben clock tower

A protester from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion climbed up to the top of London’s famous Big Ben clock on its Houses of Parliament on Friday. The man, who was dressed up in a blonde wig and costume resembling British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been named as 43-year-old tree surgeon Ben Atkinson. He is said to be attempting the “free solo climb” the Queen Elizabeth Tower to “highlight government inaction on the climate and ecological emergency”. Extinction Rebellion group demand that governments globally “tell the truth” by declaring a…