#Regram #RG @guardian: Today marks the start of a wave of protests led by environmental activist group @ExtinctionRebellion. Their goal is to “shut down” the heart of UK government with two weeks of disruptive protests.
Activists have been instructed to refuse bail when arrested, in the hope they can fill up all of the holding cells and prevent police from making more arrests.
In less than 12 months, Extinction Rebellion has become the fastest-growing environmental organisation in the world. “We have seen protest movements on climate change before, but they haven’t attracted anywhere near as many people or had as much impact,” said Clare Saunders, professor in environmental politics at Exeter University. “For the first time, you have ordinary people engaging with radical action. It’s unique – I can’t think of any [protest movement] historically happening in that way.” . . . . #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateEmergency #ActNow #London #protests #climate #TrafalgarSquare #Whitehall #Westminster