Extinction Rebellion plan to block streets in London, Manchester and Cardiff next week as they call on MPs to back a climate emergency bill and hold a national citizens’ assembly on the crisis. On Tuesday, five XR groups will block roads leading to parliament as they descend on Westminster to demand MPs back what they call the climate and ecological emergency bill, which they say would speed up the UK’s progress on reducing its carbon emissions.
Guardian 28th Aug 2020 read more »
Extinction Rebellion activists have stuck tens of thousands of learning labels on petrol pumps across the UK as the environmental activist group gears up for a bank holiday of disruptive direct action to highlight the threat of the climate crisis. The group have brought their distinctive style of protest – often focussed around mass participation and highly visual stunts – to the nation and the world over the last two years to call for political accountability and action over environmental concerns. Now Doctors for Extinction Rebellion, an offshoot of the group made up of healthcare workers, has attached graphic labels – some reminiscent of those used on cigarette packets – to petrol stations in a bid to warn the public over the damages of emissions and air pollution.
Independent 28th Aug 2020 read more »