Dublin is experiencing traffic chaos today as Extinction Rebellion start their week of protests.
The group has set up blocks around the capital for what they call a “festival of city disobedience”.
They have held a procession from Heuston Station to Government buildings this morning with a coffin bearing an effigy of the earth.
The protesters are calling on the State to address the climate crisis. According to reports, each day there will be a different theme and activity.
As a result of the protest, Dublin Bus has said a number of diversions will be in place “until further notice”. Dublin Bus said in a statement:
“We wish to advise customers that due to a demonstration…Molesworth Street is closed to traffic until further notice. Routes 37, 39/a, 44, 61, 70, 116, 118, 145. Towards Westmoreland Street.”
“Normal route to St. Stephen’s Green, divert via Kildare Street, South Leinster Street and back on to normal route.”