Residents in Cambridge have accused the police of allowing “mob rule” after Extinction Rebellion activists blocked roads and vandalised the lawn of one of the university’s colleges. The anti-climate change group was given police permission to stop traffic, including ambulances and buses, in a week-long demonstration in the city that began yesterday. More than a dozen activists, including undergraduates, dug up a lawn at Trinity College citing its investment in fossil fuels and plans to turn a farm in Suffolk into a business park. One person chained themself to an apple tree grafted from the one said to have inspired Sir Isaac Newton.
Times 18th Feb 2020 read more »
Youth climate change activists in the UK have been forced to cancel their first ever national conference due to flooding brought on by Storm Dennis. The conference in Staffordshire was due to start on Sunday but police have advised that the event should not go ahead due to safety concerns, according to the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN).
Independent 17th Feb 2020 read more »