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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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‘Protest Repression – Made in England’: Extinction Rebellion join with allied groups to prevent access to arms factory

July 13, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

This morning, protesters from Extinction Rebellion, Women of Colour - Global Women’s Strike and Global Justice Rebellion have prevented access to an arms factory that produces equipment including tear gas and rubber bullets. The factory is owned by the PWD Group, which was part of Chemring Defence UK until June last year. A parallel protest is taking place in central London at the entrance to the Department for International Trade, the government department responsible for arms export licences.

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You can’t put a spin on physics – Extinction Rebellion UK Response to Rishi Sunak’s green jobs package.

July 07, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

We must be clear that this plan will not protect us and it demonstrates that although Rishi Sunak is capable of addressing an immediate crisis, he is unwilling to make the broad reaching, long term changes that are needed for planetary repair. Coronavirus has shown us that this government is willing to delay and cause the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of people. The numbers will be far larger if we let them get away with this one.

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