Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph some of the Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters (24/04/19) in Parliament Square, London – mixed in with the pro and anti Brexit demonstrators.
The Extinction Rebellion protests, which lasted for more than a week during April 2019, have saw nearly 800 people arrested.
The protesters haf three key demands:
- For the government to “tell the truth” about climate change
- To reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025
- To create a citizens’ assembly to oversee progress.
Speaking at a rally in Marble Arch, Actress Emma Thompson said:
“Our Planet is in deep danger, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren are going to face problems the likes of which we cannot even begin to imagine.
The protests were suspended on 25 April 2019.
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