PICTURE STORY: XR experiments with new tactics during its Spring 2022 Rebellion – highlights with multimedia links

April 16, 2022 by Zoe Blackler

During its Spring Rebellion, XR has experimented with a decisive shift in tactics, with a move away from the use of large infrastructure and a renewed focus on people power and nonviolent civil resistance with innovative targeted actions including the shut-down of Lloyd’s of London, abseilers on Tower Bridge, and the infiltration of Shell

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion occupies oil tanker in Central London as it prepares to take to the streets in mass push for an end to fossil fuels

April 16, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning Extinction Rebellion occupied an oil tanker off Bayswater Road in London. Three people - including Olympian Etienne Stott - have climbed on top with a banner that reads “END FOSSIL FILTH”. Several people are surrounding it and holding banners that read “END FOSSIL FUELS NOW”. 

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Scientist Emma Smart on hunger strike after being refused bail

April 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

A scientist who was arrested for raising the alarm on climate change went on hunger strike yesterday evening after being denied bail by police. She is also refusing water. Emma Smart, an ecologist, was detained yesterday during a protest with 24 fellow scientists at the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London on Wednesday. Instead of being released on bail she is being held at Charing Cross Police Station waiting for a court hearing on Saturday.

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion infiltrates London HQ of oil giant Shell, glue on to reception desk

April 13, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion has occupied the London Headquarters of oil giant Shell to demand a meeting with CEO Ben Van Beurden. 3 people have glued themselves to the reception desk and others are glued on in the entrance outside. Outside the building, members of XR’s whistleblowing platform TruthTeller used placards to invite named employers to share insider information about the company’s planet-damaging activities.

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Insure Climate Justice: Extinction Rebellion Blockade Iconic Lloyd’s of London HQ

April 12, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

Today at 7am, more than 60 people from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances at Lloyd's of London headquarters (1 Lyme St, London, UK), preventing staff from entering the building. The action aims to close the London based insurance and reinsurance giant for the day. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that Lloyd's of London stop insuring fossil fuels projects, and highlighted the Trans Mountain Pipeline extension in Canada, which they believe is being insured through the Lloyd's marketplace.

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A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH: Doctors for Extinction Rebellion block HM Treasury on World Health Day 

April 07, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

BREAKING: This morning at 7am on World Health Day, Doctors for Extinction Rebellion have blocked the road outside HM Treasury in London, calling for an end to the UK government's financial support for fossil fuels. Six of them locked onto oil barrels in the road, whilst others held banners saying ‘For Health’s Sake: Stop Financing Fossil Fuels’ and ‘Clean Energy, Less War”.

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BREAKING: Scientists and Academics throw fake oil over Shell HQ

April 06, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, scientists calling for radical change in the face of the climate and ecological crisis took nonviolent direct action at the London headquarters of Shell, as part of the world’s largest ever scientist-led civil disobedience campaign. The group used modified fire extinguishers to spray biodegradable fake oil on the building, as well as posting relevant scientific papers to the walls.

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