The April Rebellion: An Anniversary Celebration
April 21, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion
A year ago we took to the streets for our first International Rebellion…
….and made the impossible possible in just a few short days.
This week Extinction Rebellion celebrates the anniversary of the April Rebellion that took place across 11 days starting on 15th April 2019. A Rebellion which saw XR grow from a colourful group of fringe activists who occupied 5 bridges into a household name and player on the world stage.
To celebrate our exponential growth we are revisiting those heady times with photographs, films, podcasts and articles.
Join us on our social media channels for 5 days looking at the stories that took place across 5 sites:
Day 1 (15th): OXFORD CIRCUS – TELL THE TRUTH
Day 2 (16th): MARBLE ARCH – THIS IS AN EMERGENCY
Day 3 (17th): PICCADILLY SQUARE – THE HEART
Day 4 (18th): PARLIAMENT SQUARE – BEYOND POLITICS
Day 5 (19th): WATERLOO BRIDGE – ACT NOW
To kick things off, join us at 6.30pm on Wednesday for our Livestream Special exploring how it all unfolded. With panelists George Monbiot (Guardian columnist), Zuhuru Plummer (illustrator and XR activist) and Jessica Townsend (author and XR podcast coordinator). Facilitated by Jamie Kelsey Fry.
Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Wednesday, 15 April, 6.30-8.00 pm.