Benedict Cumberbatch is latest star to join Extinction Rebellion demo

Benedict Cumberbatch is newest luvvie to hitch Extinction Rise up protest as he hangs out with demonstrators tenting in Trafalgar Sq.

  • Imitation Sport star is noticed talking to demonstrators earlier than they spend the evening at Trafalgar Sq.
  • Cops watched on as he posed for images and spent a ‘good couple of hours’ with protesters 
  • He joins stars together with Daisy Lowe, Ruby Wax, Juliet Stevenson and Mark Rylance who’ve visited websites 
  • It comes earlier than Extinction Rise up local weather change activists flip consideration to London Metropolis Airport at this time

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Benedict Cumberbatch has turn into the most recent celeb to hitch Extinction Rise up local weather activists in London.

The 43-year-old Imitation Sport star was noticed talking to demonstrators and posing for images as they ready to spend the evening exterior Trafalgar Sq. whereas law enforcement officials watched on yesterday night.

Cumberbatch is one in every of a number of stars to have visited the protest websites within the first three days of the demonstration, with others together with mannequin Daisy Lowe, comic Ruby Wax and actors Juliet Stevenson and Mark Rylance.

Activists stated the Harrow-educated actor, who is understood for Physician Unusual and Star Trek, spent a ‘good couple of hours’ with the protesters who have been sat in entrance of a hearse with a coffin that had the phrases ‘our future’ on it. 

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Extinction Rise up activists in Trafalgar Sq. final evening as he poses for {a photograph}

Cumberbatch, 43, was seen speaking to demonstrators and posing for photographs outside Trafalgar Square last night

Cumberbatch, 43, was seen talking to demonstrators and posing for images exterior Trafalgar Sq. final evening

Cumberbatch is one of several stars to have visited the protest sites in London in the first three days of the demonstration

Cumberbatch is one in every of a number of stars to have visited the protest websites in London within the first three days of the demonstration

Earlier within the day, Cumberbatch was noticed elsewhere in London filming for a forthcoming 19th century biopic concerning the acclaimed cat-loving painter Louis Wain, during which he’s starring with The Crown star Claire Foy.

Sporting a whisker-inspired moustache, gray trousers and a slate gray tweed jacket, Cumberbatch was photographed capturing dramatic scenes that noticed him fall off a double-decker bus and knock himself out.

Cumberbatch and Foy have reunited after working collectively on Wreckers in 2011. He beforehand stated it might be a ‘sincerely uplifting, playful, thought upsetting story of resilience, creativity and the enduring energy of affection’.

It comes as activists are to start their three-day ‘Hong Kong-style’ occupation of London Metropolis Airport. The protest group says its members intend to ‘peacefully occupy and shut down’ the airport’s terminal constructing from 9am. 

Cumberbatch spent time speaking to the demonstrators last night who are part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Cumberbatch frolicked talking to the demonstrators final evening who’re a part of the Extinction Rise up protests in London

Activists said the film star spent a 'good couple of hours' with the protesters who were sat in front of a hearse last night

Activists stated the movie star spent a ‘good couple of hours’ with the protesters who have been sat in entrance of a hearse final evening

Cumberbatch has become the latest celebrity to join Extinction Rebellion climate change activists on the streets of London

Cumberbatch has turn into the most recent celeb to hitch Extinction Rise up local weather change activists on the streets of London

Activists say they may obtain this by mendacity, sitting or gluing themselves in entrance of the departure and arrival gates. If they don’t make it into the constructing, they plan to occupy the airport’s entry street and DLR station.

The newest protest is in opposition to the local weather influence of flying and the Authorities’s ongoing assist of airport growth. The group stated lots of of individuals have already signed up to participate within the demonstration.

It stated these participating are keen to danger being arrested to attain their purpose. A whole lot of law enforcement officials are being drafted in from throughout England and Wales to assist the Metropolitan Police with the protests.

Activists have been camped round Parliament Sq. and Whitehall, calling for pressing motion on local weather change and wildlife. Police stated 800 folks had been arrested since Monday, with one other 220 detained yesterday.