April Anniversary

Photo Story: Parliament Square – BEYOND POLITICS

The battle for Parliament Square was not won and lost overnight. As dedicated rebels were eventually cleared from roadblocks and traffic would be opened up again, a rescue party in the form of bikes, samba bands or extinction marches would swoop in and shut it down again shortly after in a dramatic turn of events.

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We Act in Peace: Voices From the Stand

More than 1,000 people were charged with criminal offences after being arrested during the April Rebellion. Many read out statements in court which explained why they did what they did. Part Three in a series of videos featuring the voices of arrestees reading excerpts from those statements.

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Shutting Down the DLR: Cathy Eastburn’s Story

Exactly a year ago I glued myself to the top of a DLR train at Canary Wharf Station, holding a banner saying “Climate Emergency”. It was Day 3 of the April Rebellion. I did this as I was, and still am, absolutely terrified about my children’s future, and the lack of government action to…

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Humans of XR : XR YOUTH

During the April rebellion, thousands of young activists joined XR on the streets of London to protest the governments lack of action on the climate crisis. As the generation that will be most affected by climate change, they brought love, rage, and everything in between to the rebellion. Below are 6 of these XR Youth rebels (for people born after 1990, with a focus on youth empowerment and climate justice) who share their stories from April.

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We Were Doing Our Duty: Voices From the Stand

More than 1,000 people were charged with criminal offences after being arrested during the April Rebellion. Many read out statements in court which explained why they did what they did. Part Two in a series of videos featuring the voices of arrestees reading excerpts from those statements.

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Photo Story: Marble Arch – THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

A selection of images from the Marble Arch site, which saw giant feasts, group trainings, a speech from Greta Thunberg to an enormous crowd, secret gigs from Massive Attack, a grand piano in the road, a Banksy, and an abundance of speeches and live performances.

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