Topless XR protester who ditched bra for climate change returns – but this time she's forgotten her stickers
AN Extinction Rebellion protester who ditched her bra for climate change is back – but this time she's forgotten her stickers.
Laura Amherst, 31, had her assets entirely on show as she joined other demonstrators outside Downing Street in London today.
The group were calling for an end to fossil fuel funding – with Laura herself clutching a cardboard sign reading "Citizens Assembly on Climate Change".
Laura has drawn attention for donning nothing on her upper half but tactically placed stickers covering only her nipples as she took to the streets for Extinction Rebellion's fortnight-long "Impossible Rebellion".
It is not known why the activist, from Brighton, East Sussex, chose to get rid of the cover ups for this demonstration, which happened just yards from the Prime Minister's official residence
Laura, a politics student at the Open University, has previously insisted her going nude isn't for fame or money, and is simply to "draw attention to the climate crisis facing the planet".
Laura, who is vegan and drives a hybrid car, told MailOnline last week: "Dancing topless brought a nice energy to the protest and was also a very body positive thing to do.
"A lot of people congratulated me for doing this, especially women.
"I'm not getting paid for this or doing it to draw attention to myself but just to save the planet."
Laura said her fellow Extinction Rebellion-member boyfriend is "very supportive" of her decision to bare all in public, as is her dad.
The activist added: "But it's got nothing to do with them because this is my body and I'm my own woman.
"They both know how passionate I am about saving the planet.
"I wasn't nervous about it at all and I felt that it made a lot of people happy."
XR grounded London to a halt two years ago as members took hold of the city's already-strained transport system, leaving commuters stuck.
And protests have kicked off all over again, with the two-week "Impossible Rebellion" from August 23 to September 4.
The group are demanding the Government stop investing in fossil fuels as part of their "beautiful, creative" protest – and are using drastic tactics for attention.
These have included putting up a giant pink table in Seven Dials, while the group's offshoot Animal Rebellion covered a Buckingham Palace fountain in fake blood.
Police have predicted the demonstrations will cause "cause significant disruption to London" and will pull cops away from tackling bloody crime in the capital.
It was last month revealed that protesters have so far cost taxpayers more than £50million after rioters blocked roads in London and smashed windows across the capital.
The staggering sum covered the police response to the group's climate protests in 2019 and 2020, Metropolitan Police gold commander Rachel Williams said.
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