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UK News Who are Extinction Rebellion and what do they want?

16:30  17 october  2019
16:30  17 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Over 300 arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests

  Over 300 arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests Over 300 arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protestsLONDON (Reuters) - London police have made more than 300 arrests as climate-change protesters, labelled "uncooperative crusties" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, continued two weeks of civil disobedience to push for more to be done to protect the environment.

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a nonviolent global environmental movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the

What do Extinction Rebellion want ? They have three demands which they want people in power to take action on. Extinction Rebellion says anyone who is annoyed by the protests should "find out more about the severity of the ecological and climate crisis".

Extinction Rebellion protesters stage a “die in” at Leeds City Centre in Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson Extinction Rebellion protesters stage a “die in” at Leeds City Centre in Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

Extinction Rebellion protesters have disrupted London during a planned two-week protest with more than 1,600 people arrested so far.

Here are some key questions about the group and its demands.

What is Extinction Rebellion?

Extinction Rebellion protester dragged off Tube train by his feet by angry commuters

  Extinction Rebellion protester dragged off Tube train by his feet by angry commuters There were shocking scenes during rush hour this morning as angry commuters fought back against Extinction Rebellion environment protesters. People stuck at Canning Town station cheered loudly as an activist was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a busy commuter train. Video shared on social media appeared to show a number of protesters on top of a Tube train at Canning Town station. Oh dear not middle class English people in Canning Town ��� pic.twitter.com/6kcRIRfalV— sid (@1968Sid69) October 17, 2019Holding a sign which read 'Business as usual = death', the protesters were met with shouting from angry waiting commuters.

Extinction Rebellion believes that many politicians want to go much further. They say that political forces are happy to see their protestors on the streets, disrupting traffic and transport. It believes the group is creating the space for a joined-up approach among politicians that has been absent until now.

Extinction Rebellion – where are they protesting and what happened at Treasury? EXTINCTION Rebels continue to hit the headlines with a range of eye-catching stunts. But who are the environmental activists, what do they want and where are they protesting in the UK?

An international campaign founded in the UK which uses what it describes as “non-violent” civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and persuade governments to act on the climate emergency.

a group of people on a city street: Extinction Rebellion protesters bring Whitehall to a standstill (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Extinction Rebellion protesters bring Whitehall to a standstill (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Who makes up the Extinction Rebellion?

Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos

  Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos Chaos broke out the Tube today after Extinction Rebellion climate protesters caused severe delays and disruption on the Docklands Light [] The post Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos on DLR and Jubilee Line appeared first on CityAM.

Extinction Rebellion activists outside the Treasury building in London last week. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images. Politeness, petitions and mild protest “have not got us anywhere”. That is the bottom line for those who make up Extinction Rebellion , whose distinct form of civil disobedience is

But who are Extinction Rebellion 's supporters and what are they hoping to achieve? However, the group doesn't say what the solutions to tackle climate change should be . Instead, it wants the government to create a "citizens' assembly", made up of randomly selected people representing a

It is not one unified group. On its website, Extinction Rebellion says it organises in small groups focused on different strategies and actions.

Most members are volunteers but 3% receive expenses to help cover the cost of living.

As of April 2019, it had 650 groups in 45 countries.

How does Extinction Rebellion work?

There is no system where everyone votes on everything – each group follows a collective decision-making process.

a group of people sitting around a bag of luggage: Protesters glued themselves to each other during the Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminster (Yui Mok/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Protesters glued themselves to each other during the Extinction Rebellion protest in Westminster (Yui Mok/PA)

When was it formed?

It started with about 12 people in the house of co-founder Gail Bradbrook in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 2018.

Large protests quickly spread across the UK and the movement went global within a year.

Extinction Rebellion admits tube protest was 'a huge own goal'

  Extinction Rebellion admits tube protest was 'a huge own goal' Extinction Rebellion called the clashes between protesters and commuters at a tube station on Thursday “regretful” as the group admitted the incident was “a huge own goal”. Ugly scenes erupted at Canning Town early on Thursday morning after eco-demonstrators climbed on top of a train at the east London station. Viral footage showed one of theExtinction Rebellion protesters kicking a commuter in the head as people clambered to tear him from the roof of the carriage.XR spokesperson Fergal McEntee told LBC’s Nick Ferrari on Friday morning that he thought the strike had been a “huge own goal”.

EXTINCTION Rebellion has been hitting the headlines with a range of eye-catching stunts and peaceful protests. But who are the environmental activists, what do they want and where are they protesting in the UK? Here's everything you need to know about the group and their demands.

#ExtinctionRebellion #ConspiracyTheory #ClimateChange Extinction Rebellion , the new player in the green movement. What are the movement's goals? Who are the

Who are its founders?

Molecular biologist Dr Bradbrook, organic farmer Roger Hallam and Simon Bramwell.

Hallam, 53, is facing trial next year after he allegedly attempted to cause disruption at Heathrow Airport by using a drone between August 1 and September 14.

a person smiling for the camera: Gail Bradbrook (Lewis Pennock/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Gail Bradbrook (Lewis Pennock/PA)

What do they want?

They aim to cause “major disruptions” to encourage governments across the world to do more to deal with climate change.

In the UK, they have three demands:

– Declare a climate and ecological emergency

– Act to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025

– Create and be led by the decisions of a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological justice

How is it funded?

The majority of money comes from crowdfunding as well as major donors, not-for-profit organisations and foundations.

English rock band Radiohead in June announced they would donate proceeds from the sale of previously unheard music which had been stolen by hackers.

Tube delays hit Jubilee Line for second day in a row

  Tube delays hit Jubilee Line for second day in a row Jubilee Line commuters faced a second day of Tube misery in a row as transport bosses warned the service was [] The post Tube delays: Jubilee Line disrupted for second day after Extinction Rebellion protest appeared first on CityAM.

Who are Extinction Rebellion ? Image copyright Getty Images. Organisers say they want to see "radical change" to "minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse".

The group, called Extinction Rebellion Grandparents, is part of the wider Extinction Rebellion campaign, which is currently in Ms Kaur Khalsa's daughter, Harmeet, who has lived in Mexico for the past 15 years, said she wanted to join the Extinction Rebellion movement after seeing footage of

Thom Yorke holding a guitar: Radiohead star Thom Yorke (Andrew Milligan/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Radiohead star Thom Yorke (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Is Extinction Rebellion aligned with a political party?

The website says it does not align with any group and welcomes people who vote for any political party.

What has Extinction Rebellion done so far in the UK?

Most recently, an activist was dragged to the ground from the top of a Tube train in east London.

The group has targeted London City Airport, shut down areas around Parliament and the Bank of England, blockaded Google’s HQ and used a 25ft purple boat to block one of the oldest streets in Glasgow.

Activists have doused themselves in fake blood, put tape over their mouths, dressed up as vegetables and trees, glued themselves to each other, the ground and trains, and mothers and babies have staged a mass feed-in.

A Man Dressed As Boris Johnson Has Just Scaled Big Ben Because Why The Hell Not .
An Extinction Rebellion protestor dressed as Boris Johnson has scaled the scaffolding around Big Ben because well it’s 2019 and anything goes these days. Standing high above the London skyline on Friday afternoon, Ben Atkinson, 43, was snapped raising his arm in the air in a case of what is presumably just unfortunate timing on the part of the photographer. The protester draped two signs from Big Ben, one with the Extinction Rebellion logo and the words “No pride on a dead planet” and the other reading “Citizens Assembly”.While still up Big Ben, Atkinson posted on Facebook: “Gone and done it… Extinction Rebellion. Here to stay.

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