28 August 2020
31 August 2020
East of England
Extinction Rebellion East of England
We are at an intersection of global crises. Climate, COVID-19, racial injustice – all are symptoms of a toxic system that is driving us to extinction.
We cannot carry on like this. The system is killing us.
WE WANT TO LIVE.
The Government is failing to do what’s needed to keep us safe. They ignored the warnings about coronavirus and now they’re ignoring warnings of a 4˚C world from their official Committee on Climate Change, a warning that could result in billions of deaths – with racially marginalised communities, and those in the Global South on the front line.
Enough’s enough. We have an opportunity NOW as we emerge from the pandemic to make necessary change, but business-as-usual is fighting to regain its hold. We can’t let that happen!
REBELLING IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND.
Here in the East of England, we will be rebelling across the region from 28th – 31st August.
Starting with nationally coordinated banner drops all over the region and a divestment march in Cambridge, we will enter open rebellion against the government’s continued inaction on the climate and ecological emergencies.
Along with rebels around the UK, we will be rebelling around these 4 daily themes:
28th August: Fossil fuels
– Oily Handed March: https://www.facebook.com/events/2165236116954878/
29th August: Airports and aviation
30th August: Trust the people, gather your community
31st August: Money Monday – Permanent bank holiday
From 1st – 14th September, we are invited to join other rebels for socially distant protest in London as Parliament returns:
I WANT TO HELP! HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Great! We are looking for volunteers to join the working groups covering all aspects of our activity from Media & Messaging and Logistics & Infrastructure to Access & Inclusion and Community-Building. There are many other ways you can help too, such as through on-the-ground roles including steward, facilitator and Police Liaison (training and support provided). Let us know how you can help by signing up on via this form:
WILL THE REBELLION BE COVID-SAFE?
The team coordinating the UK-wide Rebellion checked with all the regions to find out whether we should go ahead and rebel this year, against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rebels across the country felt that the climate and ecological emergencies are so dire, that we have to rebel.
We rebel for life – and we will do all we can to protect rebels. All public actions will be socially distant, with rebels asked to wear masks and keep 2 metres apart at all times – and Covid-security will be built into all action planning. Stewards and other on-the-ground volunteers will be there to remind rebels of Covid safety.