Extinction Rebellion to blockade parliament for ‘economy that chooses life’

The Independent | Jul 3, 2020 at 1:13 PM
  • Extiniction Rebellion climate activists will blockade the area around parliament on 1 September in protest at the lack of green policies in the government’s plans to rebuild the UK economy after coronavirus.
  • With parliament set to return, the activist group is preparing to peacefully block access to the area until the government agrees that the first thing they will do on their return is to debate XR’s three demands: To tell the truth about the crisis; act now; and set up a citizen’s assembly.
  • The climate crisis received little attention in the prime minister’s announcement, despite his claims he wanted to “build back greener”.