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CLI­MATE ac­tivist group Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion plans to hold lo­cal ‘Count­down to Re­bel­lion’ events across the coun­try over the Au­gust bank hol­i­day week­end.

Start­ing on Fri­day 28 Au­gust, or­gan­is­ers say their aim is to “let the Gov­ern­ment know that Re­bel­lion is coming”. In vil­lages, towns and cities across the coun­try, ac­tivists will or­gan­ise di­rect, non­vi­o­lent protests.

The next ma­jor event will be­gin on 1 Septem­ber – the day the UK Par­lia­ment re­turns. Pro­test­ers plan to block­ade the Houses of Par­lia­ment in Lon­don, while protests will also take place in Manch­ester and Cardiff.

Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion says it wants the Gov­ern­ment and busi­ness lead­ers to tackle cli­mate change once and for all. In a state­ment on its web­site, the group said: “Cli­mate break­down, COVID-19, racial in­jus­tice – all are symp­toms of a toxic sys­tem that is driv­ing us to ex­tinc­tion. We can­not carry on like this. The sys­tem is killing us.”

An Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion protest in Lon­don ear­lier this month

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