Over 100 protests
August 24, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion
This year has been one of constant climate catastrophes. Instead of shrugging our shoulders and looking the other way, XR rebels have been taking action. There have been over 100 protests and actions across the UK since The Big One. Below are just a few.
Rebels from XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK blocked the Ffos-y-Fran coal mine, which had been operating illegally for nine months. Last week, the corporation that owns the mine announced it will close in November.
Amidst unprecedented wildfires, severe flooding and record temperatures across the world, our Government felt it was a good time to open up 100s of new oil and gas licences. We protested outside Downing Street together with Mothers Rise Up.
We were outside the courts, supporting campaigns against oil and gas drilling in Surrey, and in solidarity with the Ogoni people against continued injustices committed by Shell in the Niger Delta.
Thirty communities took action against the pollution of waterways in the UK as part of the Dirty Water campaign, including these rebels on Marazion beach in Cornwall.
When the Government passed new policing powers that the UN called “deeply troubling” and “wholly unnecessary”, we took to the streets with 20 other groups/communities.
We targeted the corporations that are looting our future like Vanguard and BlackRock, the largest and second-largest shareholders of Shell.
We disrupted AGMs at five corporations responsible for significant climate crimes including Barclays, Europe’s number one bankroller of fossil fuels. (Learn more about the role of banks in funding the climate crisis)
The Housing Rebellion was a national day of action focusing on homes for need not greed. Twelve communities took action across the UK, including this group in Lambeth, London.
When an oil executive was named as the host of COP28, we were part of a coalition of organisations demanding better from the world’s biggest climate talks.
A coalition of protestors held a die-in at Probitas in London, in opposition to their partnership with Adani and the Carmicheal coal mine in Australia.
The Science Museum is sponsored by some of the world’s biggest polluters like BP, Equinor and Adani. We told them to get oil and coal out of our museum.
Protestors in Bath took action at Barclays and HSBC, including a visit from the S(Ave) P(olar) Ice Girls and the Climate Choir.