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Extinction Rebellion protesters to shut down London for climate justice

The international movement 'Extinction Rebellion' will strike from the 15th April to the 29th April in a two week bid to ‘raise the alarm’ about the climate crisis.

  • 15 April 2019
  • Rachel Cooper

The international movement 'Extinction Rebellion' will strike from the 15th April to the 29th April in a two week bid to ‘raise the alarm’ about the climate crisis.

Tens of thousands of people in over 33 countries are expected to join the march to demand decisive action from governments. 

The international rebellion want governments to ‘tell the truth’ about the forthcoming climate crisis, and reverse all policies that are not in alignment with that position.

The UK protest aims to get the British Government to commit to a legally binding policy to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.

The protest in London will start at 11am on Monday 15th April in five different central locations.

There will be a People’s Assembly to discuss issues and make decisions collectively so that all voices are heard equally. Speakers include Jack Harries, Roger Hallam, Sam Knights and Simon McBurney. Other events include street performers, poetry acts and live music.

Extinction Rebellion said that the government has left them with ‘no other option’. They said: “We don’t want to disrupt London, but our Government’s failure over the last 30 years leaves us no choice but to bring this to people’s attention. If we had functioning democracies, we wouldn’t need to disrupt everyday lives.”

This follows the global Youth Strike 4 Climate protest that took place on Friday 12th April where students from around the world marched for a better future.

Find out more here.

Photograph: Extinction Rebellion