This is the name of the new march against climate change, which will take place on 22 February in London, organised by this British-born movement that aims to influence world governments and global environmental policy.
Natacha Andueza Bosch
Through persistent and non-violent protest, Extinction Rebellion, also known as XR, fights to prevent mass extinction and global warming. Its objective is to raise awareness about climate change around the globe by means of marches and protests.
The movement mostly aims to attract the attention of governments and global companies to demand that necessary measures be taken to slow down the climate crisis.
On their website, the organisation declares itself to be an international movement that aims to stop human extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
With this purpose in mind, they have organised a protest called “Enough is enough: together we march”.
The message given on their website is clear: “Enough of police clamping down on peaceful protesters and enough of being labelled extremists for standing up for each other; enough fires decimating wildlife and homes from the UK to the USA, Australia to Amazon & Africa; anough devastating droughts, floods and storms, enough of the media controlling our story, and enough government failure.”
The activist group was established in May 2018 in the United Kingdom capital, with the aim to find a way to influence and change global environmental policy at the level of different governments.
Extinction Rebellion very quickly became a huge civil movement around the world, protesting against passive politics in numerous cities across different countries.
The collective states its three main demands: “Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change”; “Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025”; and “Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.”
Date and place: Saturday 22 February, from 1 pm. to 4 pm. London, U.K. For more information click here or visit Extinction Rebellion UK, Extinction Rebellion London, Extinction Rebellion Youth UK and Extinction Rebellion Families.
(Translated by Lucy Daghorn) – Photos: Pixabay