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Watch: protestor scales the Elizabeth Tower

Watch: protestor scales the Elizabeth Tower
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It's been a hard couple of days for the Extinction Rebellion protestors. First, the group's disastrous attempt to block the underground yesterday spectacularly backfired, turning the public against them. And today, the ongoing drama in Westminster over Boris's Brexit deal has overshadowed their protests.

Which may explain why one intrepid protestor resorted to more extreme measures this afternoon in a bid to grab the headlines. The activist, who appeared to be dressed as Boris Johnson, scaled the scaffolding of the Elizabeth Tower, which holds Big Ben, beforeĀ unfurling a banner on climate change and a citizens' assembly.

Watch here:

https://youtu.be/pCmB0T3RdGw

https://twitter.com/ShehabKhan/status/1185207956624809985

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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