Extinction Rebellion protests have entered their fifth day of action on Friday, where activists began blocking a major thruway near the roundabout at Trafalgar Square leading to The Strand.
Police began forming a massive cordon around the campsite during the sit-in, with no arrests seen at the time. Thousands of arrests have taken place since the demonstrations began on Monday, surpassing 1,000 people.
XR activists began blocking roads, bridges and offices during the first week of protests, with tensions culminating on Thursday, where hundreds blocked terminal entrances and climbed on top of buildings and planes at London City Airport.
Protests continue to grow as activities have been taking place across 60 cities worldwide, with groups calling upon governments to do more to tackle climate change.
Sputnik takes a look back at the first week of protests, which are set to last a second week leading up to 20 October.