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UK NewsExtinction Rebellion to hold protest training camp in Wales

11:30  12 september  2019
11:30  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Extinction Rebellion Cymru said: "The festival will be a safe space for people from all over Wales to learn about the issues surrounding climate breakdown and what positive actions we can take to deal with Starting from October 7 Extinction Rebellion groups plan to protest in cities across the world.

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Extinction Rebellion to hold protest training camp in Wales © Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion protests in Cardiff

Climate change activists are holding a protest training camp beside a prehistoric forest.

Extinction Rebellion, a climate-change protest group, is inviting people to join them at a three-day "festival", where they will be taught how to carry out effective protests.

The group have brought parts of cities including Cardiff and London to a standstill as a result of their "direct action" protests.

Further protests have also taken place in North Wales.

Now, the Wales arm of the protest group has invited people to the festival at Ty Gwyn Farm in Borth, near Aberystwyth.

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The campsite is near a prehistoric forest, which was buried under water and sand more than 4,500 years ago.

Extinction Rebellion to hold protest training camp in Wales © Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion

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A spokesman said: "The festival will highlight the dangers and threats posed by climate and ecological breakdown and offer positive solutions for combating it.

"The Welsh Government was the first in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

"To ensure that words become actions, we need more people to join the movement in Wales to show the public support required for radical but necessary policy changes. Welsh rebels, we need you."

They said the nearby prehistoric forest was "allegorical of our current climate crisis".

Activities will include training in "non-violent direct action", creative workshops, talks and activities for children.

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Extinction Rebellion to hold protest training camp in Wales © Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion protests in Cardiff

The spokesman added: "The Festival will be a safe space for people from all over Wales to learn about the issues surrounding climate breakdown and what positive actions we can take to deal with them.

"There will be talks, training and workshops, as well as a chance for people to reflect on their experiences, connect with one another, and receive support at this worrying time.

"It is intended partly to prepare supporters for the next wave of UK-level action in October."

Food on site will include meat pasties from local butchers - although organisers have said that consuming meat "is a difficult one".

They said: "We know the issue of meat is a difficult one when linked to climate breakdown, and we will not shirk from discussing all points of view at people's assemblies which will be held throughout the festival."

Tickets for the event start at £10, and include weekend activities, a shuttle bus from the nearby train station, tent pitch and campsite facilities and entertainment.

You can get tickets here.

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