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Campout in central Madrid against climate change lasts four days

Campout in central Madrid against climate change lasts four days
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  • Protesters set up tents in the central La Castellana avenue last Monday

Several dozen environmental protesters set up tents by the main Paseo de la Castellana avenue through Madrid on Monday, opposite the Ministry for Ecological Transition.

They said they planned to stay there until the national government declares a climate emergency and introduces "effective" measures to stop global warming. However they started taking their tents down on Thursday night after representatives had been received by the acting minister for Ecological Transition.

The camp protest and the blockade of one of the road bridges over this main traffic artery caused traffic chaos and led to three arrests.

The protest was organised by Extinction Rebellion and 2020: Rebellion por el Clima.