Greenpeace protesters climb Nelson's Column and put gas masks on statues of Oliver Cromwell and Winston Churchill in Westminster...

Two protesters from Greenpeace have scaled Nelson's Column in central London to attach a gas mask to the famous statue to highlight air pollution in Britain.

Alison Garrigan, 29, and 30-year-old Luke Jones began climbing the 171ft (52m) landmark at 4am on Monday as part of a morning of stunts in protest at "dangerous" air quality levels that saw eight people arrested.

Other environmental activists attached gas masks to a total of 17 statues across the capital, including those of Oliver Cromwell and Winston Churchill outside Parliament...

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