Extinction Rebellion is planning huge occupations in London, as well as unending protests.
EXTINCTION REBELLION is planning to wreak havoc on the streets of London in its most disruptive rallies to date later this month.
The organization intends to descend on the capital on August 23 for its so-called “Impossible Rebellion.” The group is ready to occupy numerous locations throughout the city indefinitely.
They assert that they will not relinquish control of the territories until their demands are granted.
Extinction Rebellion is primarily planning to disrupt financial institutions in the City, but it is also planning actions in other regions of London that are likely to cause major public disruption.
One tourist attraction that is expected to be targeted is Trafalgar Square.
Activists have been told to “bring a chair to Trafalgar Square” as part of a huge demonstration against the government’s alleged lack of action on climate change.
“You have nothing to lose (but your chairs!),” Extinction Rebellion claimed in a message addressed to almost 8,000 supporters yesterday.
“From there, we’ll march, then sit in peaceful mass action until our demands are met.
“While we reach out, we’ll hold crying discussions and listen.
“Right now, there are many crises.”
Their newest statement came just hours after a UN panel on climate change warned that global warming was perilously close to being uncontrollable, and that humans were “unambiguously” to blame.
The UN warned that unless immediate, rapid, and large-scale action is made to decrease emissions, the average global temperature is projected to reach or cross the 1.5-degree Celsius warming barrier within 20 years.
A rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius is often regarded as the maximum that humanity can tolerate without experiencing major economic and social disruption.
Extinction Rebellion occupations are similar to the methods used by the group in April and October 2019, when barricades and massive encampments brought parts of London to a halt.
To create maximum chaos, activists fastened themselves to London Underground trains and roadways.
Alanna Byrne, a spokesman for the climate activists, defended the disruption the rallies will give to the public, saying, “It’s a vital part of our strategy to cause disruption in a way that gets people talking about it.”
“We believe that before Cop26, we need to get people out on the streets.
Brinkwire Summary News: “The government has a leadership role.”