Press - Extinction Rebellion UK


Secret location for Extinction Rebellion’s mass occupation Upgrade Democracy revealed

July 08, 2024 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion can reveal today that Windsor Great Park in Berkshire - one of the monarch’s many residencies - will be the location of a three-day mass occupation called 'Upgrade Democracy', which will take place from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September. Our occupation at Windsor will not be targeting a person, it will target our broken system to advance our Third Demand that "The Government must create and be led by a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice."

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Extinction Rebellion announces mass occupation as general election result called, declaring “we need to upgrade our democracy, not just change the government”

July 05, 2024 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion has responded to the general election result by inviting people to join Upgrade Democracy - a three day mass occupation of a high-profile location from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September. As the result of the UK General Election is declared, our response is clear: it’s the system that needs to change, not the government.

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Women who broke glass at JPMorgan sentenced after bank named top funder for fossil fuels

June 12, 2024 by Extinction Rebellion

Just weeks after JPMorgan Chase was identified as by far the largest lender to fossil fuel companies in 2023, five women from Extinction Rebellion who “broke glass in case of climate emergency” at the bank’s European headquarters have been sentenced for what the bank claimed to be £306,000 worth of criminal damage. Meanwhile all defendants have lodged appeals and pressure mounts on Judge Silas Reid.

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Extinction Rebellion responds to energy and arms lobbyist Lord Walney’s proposals to effectively ban protest groups which threaten his clients profits

May 21, 2024 by Extinction Rebellion

Responding to the publication today of the report by energy and arms lobbyist Lord Walney, a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: “We are a movement committed to non violence. If the government can come for a group that works this hard at peaceful protest, they can come for anyone. The real extremists undermining our democracy are the fossil fuel companies that have been fighting climate action for 40 years, capturing our politicians and keeping us locked into a 3C pathway that is already causing widespread death and suffering and will lead to the loss of everything we love. And the government is complicit in this.”

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Extinction Rebellion unites with wildlife and climate campaigners for ‘biggest march’ to save natural world

April 24, 2024 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion, BBC Wildlife legend Chris Packham, a wide-range of nature, wildlife and climate groups, including RSPB and the National Trust, and tens of thousands of members of the public will ‘unite for nature’ by joining a legal and family-friendly demonstration on the streets of central London on Saturday 22 June 2024. The demonstration aims to be the biggest-ever gathering of nature and climate supporters in the UK. The march will call on all political parties to take action to restore nature and tackle climate change in the UK.

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