Day 10 – Wednesday In response to the Met Police and Home Office’s quick decision to ban assemblies – members of XRC gathered in Trafalgar Square. Hear why they decided to defy the ban: “To protest at the Metropolitan police’s decision to outlaw peaceful non-violent protest by XR London.” Steve
Rebels defied by continuing to protest on Day 9 of the International Rebellion as arrests surpass 1400 in London after last night’s ban on Extinction Rebellion protests throughout London. The BBC reports; “Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he is “seeking further information” about the decision to impose the
Day 7 Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens has been the allocated site for rebels to rest and recuperate. But it is also where much of the training and decision making is going on. Gail Bradbook spoke in the Global Justice Tent, and debates about the fourth demand around climate justice were had.
Day 5 – a regen morning at the Chelmsford den followed by the move to Vauxhall – Chelmsford have set up a few tents in an area by the City Farm (by the ponies!). The site is now established, with warm food options available and talks, trainings and workshops going
We Are Called Upon – Sarah Ward We may be breaking the law by blocking the road But climate action is what the planet is owed Yes, we may be stopping traffic But to do nothing, that would be tragic The biggest crime is committed by the government For not