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Ireland Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through Dublin

17:20  07 october  2019
17:20  07 october  2019 Source:   independent.ie

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

  'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin 'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of DublinMembers of the Extinction Rebellion group will set up roadblocks and a campsite from midday next Monday for what is being described as a week-long “festival of civil disobedience”.

Extinction Rebellion Ireland activists carry a coffin through Dublin on 3 March 2019 to mark World Wildlife Day Photograph: Ciarán Ó Carroll. We held a day of rebellion on 19 April where we occupied a bridge in central Dublin and demanded the Irish government take urgent steps to reduce greenhouse

Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland will set up roadblocks and a campsite from midday in the city centre. Members of Extinction Rebellion in July glued themselves together at the Department of A march through the city centre is also planned for tomorrow evening to coincide with the

a group of people wearing costumes: Protesters block the road at the Extinction Rebellion protest in Trafalgar Square, London. PA Photo. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Protesters block the road at the Extinction Rebellion protest in Trafalgar Square, London. PA Photo. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Several hundred protesters from environmental group Extinction Rebellion are marching through Dublin City centre calling for action on climate change.

The activists are preparing to set up camp in Merrion Square Park and plan various events for the week ahead.

A mock funeral was held outside the gates of the Dail where organiser Corey Rothwell read out a "eulogy" for planet Earth.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protests are taking place in major cities worldwide, including Berlin (AP) © AP/PA photowire service Protests are taking place in major cities worldwide, including Berlin (AP) "Farewell Eden, farewell futures that will never be, farewell ice," he said.

"Farewell Starbucks, Tesco and online shopping.

"Farewell fossil fuels, farewell capitalism," he added.

He said the activists were "trying to be an alarm bell, a canary in the coal mine" to warn the Government about the need to take action to combat climate change.

Another organiser, Lorna Tierney from Co Kildare, said she was planning to join fellow activists and camp out in Merrion Square Park tonight.

a group of people riding skis on top of a pole: Supporters of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ movement block a road at the Victory Column in Berlin (AP) Supporters of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ movement block a road at the Victory Column in Berlin (AP) Extinction Rebellion protests are taking place in cities around the world and already there have been a number of arrests.

Ms Tierney said she didn't expect to see something similar happen in Dublin this week.

"The guards are not the enemy. We don't plan to be causing too much trouble," she said.

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Extinction Rebellion due to begin a new action tomorrow (NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images). Thousands of activists are bound for Westminster tomorrow morning, beginning up to two weeks of civil disobedience by Extinction Rebellion . The rebellion will be mirrored in 60 cities around the

Extinction Rebellion says protests in the capital will be five times bigger than similar events in April. The protests are calling for urgent action on global Extinction Rebellion organisers are expecting up to 30,000 people to take part in the fortnight-long demonstrations in the capital, which form part of

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