01 September 2020
14 September 2020
UK Parliament, London, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion UK
*IMPORTANT DAY 1 LONDON UPDATE: BACK THE BILL*
If you’re not joining one of the regional marches to Parliament Square on Tuesday then head straight to Parliament Square for 12pm on Tuesday 1st September.
Further information below.
Looking for information about the Northern Rebellion?Join this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/657856238134700
For information on the Cymru and West rebellion click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309218203535699
HS2 rebellion here: https://www.facebook.com/events/717944595435725
****Further London Day 1 info:
The people of the UK are fed up with the government’s failure to act on the climate and ecological emergency. The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill), is the only concrete plan available to address this crisis, and so on their first day back in Parliament, we demand our elected officials Act Now and embrace this legislation.
The rebellion will kick off with representatives from a number of XR groups reading out their Letter to Power.
Throughout the day expect speeches and activities from youth, the Internationalist Solidarity Network, parents, child psychologists, scientists, lawyers and MPs.
Rebels will choose to sit in the streets – overnight if necessary – to maintain a constant presence and pressure until our voices are truly heard. We will call on every Parliamentarian to come outside and hear what we have to say.
WE WILL SIT OUTSIDE UNTIL THEY ACT TO BACK THE BILL.
This is a deeply symbolic act of civil disobedience: we are sitting in the road to power. It will begin as an inclusive and non-arrestable low-risk action, and over time, as we continue to sit in the road, the police may decide to remove those of us who stay after having been warned to leave.
This action becomes higher risk if a Section 14 order is applied, which may not happen for the first 48 hours or more. Once S14 is activated, only rebels wishing to risk arrest should remain in the road.
**This is a socially distant action**
All participants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and stand 1 metre apart. When sitting in the road, hexagons drawn on the road will separate people as a People’s Assembly will begin to make plans for Day 2.
BRING YOUR MASKS, HAND SANITISER AND CHALK FOR HEXAGON DRAWING.
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!
Beginning on 1st September, Extinction Rebellion will return. On that day the UK parliament starts re-sitting after the summer: but we’re not going to let them back in until they agree to start anew with justice, care and life at the heart of it. From the 1st we will peacefully blockade the UK Parliament in London until they promise that the first thing they’ll do is debate our three demands. The Rebellion will not just be focused on London though. Welsh Rebels will join us in rebellion by causing disruption in Cardiff, with rebels in the North and Scotland formulating plans as we speak. More on this coming soon.
Join the Rebellion Broadcast to get live updates on the rebellion: https://t.me/rebellionbroadcast
Or donate here:
In order to build pressure towards the blockade, there will be a Countdown to Rebellion starting 28th August with local groups around the country invited to cause high impact disruption in their own regions, to gather and galvanize rebels in readiness for action and to put the government on warning that the Rebellion is coming.
Find out the plan and how to get involved here:
Read the XR Handbook for Life to find out more about how you can contribute to and prepare for the rebellion: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/XR-Handbook-for-life-v4-print.pdf
We invite everyone who is sick of the lies, injustice, inequality and harm, to join us.
Together we are powerful. Crisis does not have to mean collapse.