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The Rebellion’s on the move: The Lightship Greta makes her way from Brighton to London

August 30, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, a crew from Extinction Rebellion Brighton have left Brighton with their 20ft bright red Lightship “Greta”, on an epic, week long, voyage destined for London, to join the September actions. They will be walking the entirety of the journey - stopping at Henfield, Horsham, Crawley, Redhill, Sutton, Vauxhall and Hackney - with a bold and vibrant samba band in tow.

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion Youth block Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, asking ‘will you listen to us now?’

August 27, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Two members of Extinction Rebellion Youth (XR Youth) - Charlie Siret, 19, who is studying at the University of Bristol and Fern, 18, who has just completed her A-Levels and did not wish to give her surname - have blocked the iconic Bristol landmark. The two young women are locked together with an ‘arm lock’ and are lying in the road on the bridge. They expect to spend the night there and will be joined by more members of XR Youth in the morning. This comes during the leadup to a two week rebellion in Cardiff, London and Manchester starting on the 1st of September.

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Roger Hallam, Blyth Brentnall, Diana Warner, Ferhat Ulusu and Anglican priest Steven Nunn on hunger strike in jail

August 27, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

On the 24th of August five members of the Burning Pink Party (BPP), formally known as the Beyond Politics Party, including Roger Hallam, Blyth Brentnall, Diana Warner, Ferhat Ulusu and Anglican priest Steven Nunn, were arrested in their homes. They appeared in person at Highbury and Islington Magistrates court at 12 noon yesterday, charged with conspiracy to commit public nuisance and criminal damage, as well as breaking bail conditions. They are being held on remand until their plea hearing at the end of September. Four of the five arrested have also worked with Extinction Rebellion.

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Don’t fear the messengers! There’s much worse coming down the road than our Bank Holiday protests if we don’t sort this mess out…

August 26, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Beginning Friday August 28, Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Countdown to Rebellion’ will kick off in towns and cities across the UK. The weekend will be filled with creative, nonviolent direct action to draw attention to the greatest existential threat we face - the climate and ecological emergency. People up and down the country will come together in their communities to tell the government that, frankly, we’ve had enough of them putting us all at risk.

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Extinction Rebellion join Reparations Rebellion to lock-down Brixton and call for reparations and planet repairs ‘for our very survival’

July 30, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

From 7am on Saturday 1st of August Extinction Rebellion will join in support of the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations Rebellion Groundings to block Brixton Road from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square. The coalition of groups, including the Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign, Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee, Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network (XRISN), Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, and A Tribe Named Athari, will occupy the area for the day demanding holistic reparations, including planet repairs.

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