Extinction Rebellion protesters gather at Oxford Circus to protest against climate change
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An Extinction Rebellion protest grabbed eyeballs as a female politics student danced topless to put a spotlight on climate change.

On Wednesday, Laura Amherst put up the bold act in the center of Oxford Circus in London. The 31-year-old just wore a pair of black knickers and two Extinction Rebellion, known as XR, stickers to cover her nipples. The words "Wake Up" were written across her chest and "Act Now" on her bottom, according to The Sun.

The student of the Open University told Daily Mail, "I did it to draw attention to the climate crisis facing the planet. Dancing topless brought a nice energy to the protest and was also a very body positive thing to do."

She shared that several people, especially women, congratulated her for doing this. For her, this was not a way to earn money or to draw attention to herself, but just to save Earth.

The resident of Brighton said that she and her boyfriend are committed members of XR. Amherst shared that her boyfriend and her father have been supportive about her decision to go topless, but it had nothing to do with them as "this is my body and I'm my own woman." According to her, the two men in her life know how passionate she is about saving the planet.

She wasn't nervous about going topless. She felt that if her choice to take off her clothes can help save the planet then why not. She said that removing her clothes got people talking and also made them smile.

On Wednesday, Amherst danced for around six hours and was determined to stay topless regardless of the weather conditions. She started protesting on Monday, and planned to let go of her top for the rest of XR's two-week protest campaign in London.

As for her personal life, she is doing everything that she can to save the planet. She is a vegan by choice, and stays in a house that has renewable energy, and owns a hybrid car.

She was one of hundreds of protestors who collected at the popular shopping street. They want the government to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion hold a minute's silence for victims of climate change
Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion hold a minute's silence for victims of climate change during the group's 'Impossible Rebellion' series of actions, outside the Department of Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in central London on August 26, 2021. - Climate change demonstrators from environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion continued with their latest round of protests in central London, promising two weeks of disruption. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images