The Star (Kenya)

Naked women lock them­selves to UK par­lia­ment in demo

- REUTERS/ Climate Change · Ecology · United Kingdom · Parliament of the United Kingdom · Rebellion Developments

Thirty bare-chested women locked them­selves to the rail­ings out­side Bri­tain’s Houses of Par­lia­ment on Thurs­day in an Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion protest to de­mand ac­tion against cli­mate change.

The women car­ried a large ban­ner read­ing “Can’t bare the truth?” and had words painted on their chests rep­re­sent­ing pre­dicted con­se­quences of global warm­ing such as war, drought, star­va­tion, wildfires, vi­o­lence and famine.

Some used metal D-locks nor­mally used to lock up bi­cy­cles to at­tach them­selves by the neck to the par­lia­men­tary es­tate’s rail­ings.

The women called on the gov­ern­ment to in­form the pub­lic about the risks of al­low­ing av­er­age global tem­per­a­tures to rise by 4 de­grees centi­grade, which Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion says is what will hap­pen by 2100 un­less coun­tries take ac­tion now.

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