On the crisp warm morning of Monday 18 May, after almost two months of lockdown, Trafalgar Square, usually bustling with tourists and commuters and surrounded by traffic, was taken over by more than 2,000 pairs of children’s shoes; lined up in neat rows, waiting. Protestors gathered under the banner: “Covid today – Climate tomorrow – Act now.” Extinction Rebellion were back. The group placed the shoes as a ghostly reminder to the government that despite all that’s going on, the future of younger generations needs protecting more than ever before. They are demanding a climate-friendly economic recovery plan.
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