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Extinction Rebellion to hold socially distanced protests across the UK demanding people have a choice over their future

May 28, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

30th May 12pm: This Saturday Extinction Rebellion will be outside Parliament calling on people across the UK to publicly express their dissatisfaction with Government incompetence and demand a Citizens Assembly on the Covid-19 recovery to decide our future together.[1] The challenge of addressing the coronavirus pandemic is inseparable from the climate and ecological emergency - both must be addressed in tandem if we are to secure a safe future for all.

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Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

May 18, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

In the early hours of this morning, Extinction Rebellion has covered London’s Trafalgar Square with nearly 2000 pairs of children’s shoes, with people holding a banner that reads ‘Covid today > Climate tomorrow > Act Now’. The installation urges the Government to act on the climate crisis during the coronavirus recovery to protect younger generations against the effects of an even deeper crisis that continues to intensify.

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16-17 May: Extinction Rebellion to create pop up bike lanes and say ‘No Going Back’ to busy, polluted streets as lockdown eases

May 15, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

This weekend Extinction Rebellion groups across the UK are inviting people to ‘Reclaim the Streets’ and join them in peaceful, physically distanced protest in their towns and cities. They are calling for the government to prioritise public health and well-being as the UK lockdown is eased and to invest in safer streets for walking and cycling.[1] Groups taking part include Islington, Lambeth, Hackney, Exeter, Staines and Manchester.

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion spray fake oil onto Barclays HQ calling on them to act responsibly and divest from fossil fuels

May 07, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

A small group from Extinction Rebellion have sprayed fake oil onto the Barclays headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf this morning with fire extinguishers. They came with a simple message, for Barclays to act responsibly and ‘Stop pouring billions into the fossil fuel economy’. The protest has taken place on the morning when Barclays shareholders will meet virtually for their annual general meeting (AGM).

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XR Youth join in Europe-wide digital action to say ‘get the polluters out of COP26!’

March 20, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

Together young people across Europe will create a ‘cyberstorm’ - a digital form of direct action which will target major polluters, key european figures associated with the Paris Agreement, as well as the UNFCCC. The young people will bombard their modes of communication by constantly calling their business lines, emailing them, twitter storming with #pollutersout, and posting on their facebook pages. The intention is to disrupt these companies' business for a day, and possibly longer, in order to send the message that they are not welcome at COP26 in Glasgow this year.

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