Climate activists block entrance to London Stock Exchange

Extinction Rebellion climate protester removes glue from their hands after police removed them after they formed a line and glued themselves to the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters who glued their hands to floors and walls of the London Stock Exchange are being led away by police in the City of London, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Police remove a Extinction Rebellion climate protester after they formed a line and glued themselves to the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
An Extinction Rebellion climate change protester holds a banner in central London, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Extinction Rebellion climate protesters form a line after glueing themselves to the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
Extinction Rebellion climate protesters form a line after glueing themselves to the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
Police remove a Extinction Rebellion climate protester after they formed a line and glued themselves to the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
An Extinction Rebellion climate change protester with his hand glued to the floor outside the London Stock Exchange holds a banner in the City of London, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
An office worker speaks to police after Extinction Rebellion climate protesters form a line after glueing themselves to block the entrances of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday April 25, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters briefly block the road in the City of London, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
An Extinction Rebellion climate change protester with his hand glued to the floor outside the London Stock Exchange talks to a police officer in the City of London, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON — Environmental activists who have brought disruption to the British capital for more than a week blocked the main entrance to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, gluing themselves to the doorway while wearing LED displays reading "climate emergency."

Several demonstrators also climbed atop a train at Canary Wharf station in east London's business district as they focused on the city's financial centers during a final day of protests in the capital.

The group Extinction Rebellion said it was targeting the financial services industry for "funding climate and ecological destruction."

Activists held signs saying "business as usual = death" and "don't jail the canaries."

Both groups of demonstrators were removed by police and taken away in vans.

The exchange, which has no trading floor, continued to function as normal.

Since April 15, peaceful demonstrations have disrupted transportation by targeting bridges, intersections and commuter trains.

More than 10,000 police officers have been deployed and around 1,000 people have been arrested, though only about 70 have been charged.

Extinction Rebellion says it will end its remaining blockades at Marble Arch and Parliament Square on Thursday.

The group thanked Londoners in a statement Wednesday, saying: "We know we have disrupted your lives. We do not do this lightly. We only do this because this is an emergency."

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