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Ireland Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas

19:00  09 october  2019
19:00  09 october  2019 Source:   thejournal.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 protesters who have set up camp on Horseferry Road and Marsham Street in WestminsterCredit: PA:Press Association. Angry Londoners blasted the protesters , with piles of rubbish bags stacked next to Trafalgar Square and lorries unable to collect activists ' garbage.

An Extinction Extinction Rebellion protester demonstrates at Whitehall in London © Reuters / Henry Nicholls. Extinction Rebellion set up temporary camps at many iconic sites in the capital including outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, protesting the lack of action on climate change.

A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion Week

  A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion Week A climate action march set to take place in Dublin as Extinction Rebellion Ireland launches Rebellion WeekExtinction Rebellion activists will set off on a “Climate March” at 1pm from the gates of Dail Eireann to kick off their "Rebellion Week" as part of a global wave of climate change protests.

An Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said: “As per our principles and values, Extinction Rebellion avoids naming and shaming. We use a non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change because conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have

EXTINCTION Rebellion activists today begin a fortnight of disruption in London with plans to 'shut down' Westminster. The group plans to bring London to a Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered in Marble Arch last night for an opening ceremonyCredit: AFP or licensors. Activists will take to the

EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS brought the protest to Penneys and Brown Thomas stores in Dublin, staging their own fashion show on O’Connell Street this afternoon.

Protesters assembled around a mock fashion catwalk outside Penneys on the third day in a global week of action by the group. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Extinction Rebellion Ireland The group quickly moved off after they realised they were blocking a bus lane, and someone noted the group are supportive of public transport.

They then entered the store and marched through, singing about fast fashion and playing loud music on a speaker.

One man on a megaphone told customers about the effects of fast fashion on the environment, noting they were not judging the workers, and their protest was nonviolent.

Stanley Johnson, father of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks at an Extinction Rebellion panel on climate change in Trafalgar Square, on the third day of ongoing demonstrations in London, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 500 people since the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Catalyst Images Stanley Johnson, father of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks at an Extinction Rebellion panel on climate change in Trafalgar Square, on the third day of ongoing demonstrations in London, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 500 people since the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Fashion retailers have come under intense scrutiny in the last year from environmental activists, as second only to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world, and produces nearly 20% of global waste water.

Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos

  Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos Hundreds of police officers from every force in England and Wales will come to London to help the Met handle the Extinction Rebellion protests. The National Police Chiefs Council has confirmed to Sky News that 500 officers will join Scotland Yard from all 43 forces.Hundreds of officers - from forces including Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire - have already arrived in the capital following the Yard's call for mutual aid assistance to with continued significant disruption from climate change protests in London.

EXTINCTION Rebellion eco-warriors have began a two-week protest and will try to block streets and bridges in London, causing misery for ordinary Extinction Rebellion has issued a statement on the first day of its protest . The group said: “To every member of the public we say this: We need you.

Extinction Rebellion activists have glued themselves to the Department for Transport and the lobby of the Home Office in another day of protests , with more action planned at other government department buildings as hundreds face arrest.

According to the Ellen McArthur Foundation, clothing production has approximately doubled in the last 15 years, while the annual value of clothing discarded prematurely is more than €350 billion.

Brands like Pennys, Boohoo, and Pretty Little Thing, who produce large amounts of inexpensive clothing have all been the target of ire by those concerned about the planet.

a group of people walking in front of a crowd © Brian Lawless

Speaking outside Pennys, Cillian Byrne from Glasnevin told watching crowds: “The problem is fast fashion, in Ireland alone 220,000 tones of clothes are thrown out every year.

“This means rising sea levels, which means bye bye for lots of people in Ireland. Speaking of water, dyeing clothes is responsible for 20% of water pollution. These chemicals are extremely toxic to human beings, is it worth it?

Climate change activists rappel from a bridge as people block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest in Vienna, Austria, October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner © Catalyst Images Climate change activists rappel from a bridge as people block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest in Vienna, Austria, October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Human beings might well be on the road of extinction and fast fashion may well to be to blame, but don’t they look gorgeous?

'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests

  'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests 'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protestsThe climate activists have set up camp on Dublin's Merrion Square and have caused some traffic disruption in the city.

Environmental activists plan to blockade roads in the centre of government for two weeks.

On Thursday Extinction Rebellion activists used a fire engine to hose red liquid at the Treasury to draw attention to what they said was the government's failure to avert climate disaster. Last week the Met warned that the protests were taking officers away from other vital roles in the capital including

The group encouraged the public to shop second hand or vintage, and be mindful of the clothes they buy and dispose of.

The group also entered the Brown Thomas department store on Grafton Street as part of the protest. 

Dublin’s Extinction Rebellion contingent has been relatively peaceful in its protests which began on Monday.

Climate activists protest on the steps of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square during the third day of climate change demonstrations by the Extinction Rebellion group, in central London on October 9, 2019. - Demonstrations occurred in 60 cities around the world this week, with thousands taking to the streets of New Delhi, Cape Town, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that governments drastically cut carbon emissions. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images) © Catalyst Images Climate activists protest on the steps of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square during the third day of climate change demonstrations by the Extinction Rebellion group, in central London on October 9, 2019. - Demonstrations occurred in 60 cities around the world this week, with thousands taking to the streets of New Delhi, Cape Town, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that governments drastically cut carbon emissions. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images) The group has shut off, and set up a camp in the city’s Merrion Square south, the street book ended by a large pink boat on one end, and a stage at the other, with a number of tents and tents and marquees erected on the road.

Tuesday evening saw a number of protesters forcibly lifted and carried away by the garda public order unit, who were attempting to clear Kildare Street in order for politicians to leave the Dáil, as activists had settled in front of the main gates.

Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Tube during morning rush-hour

  Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Tube during morning rush-hour Extinction Rebellion activists are planning to cause disruption on the London Underground during Thursday's rush-hour.British Transport Police (BTP) are stepping up patrols after the activists announced plans to target the capital's Tube network, as part of their protests demanding action on climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists defied police orders to clear their protest sites in central London by gluing themselves to buildings and vehicles. Extinction Rebellion have vowed to shut down the centre of London with two weeks of protest . Extinction Rebellion protests : Activists defy police

Extinction Rebellion activists block Lambeth Bridge during the protest in LondonCredit: Reuters. Where are Extinction Rebelling protesting ? In London, the activists will "peacefully shutdown Westminster". Extinction Rebellion plan to bring city to a halt from today with 30k protesters .

The protestors sang: “Gardaí, we love you, we’re doing this for your children too” as a number of men and women were carried away in order to clear the roadway.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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