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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion spray fake oil onto Barclays HQ calling on them to act responsibly and divest from fossil fuels

May 07, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

A small group from Extinction Rebellion have sprayed fake oil onto the Barclays headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf this morning with fire extinguishers. They came with a simple message, for Barclays to act responsibly and ‘Stop pouring billions into the fossil fuel economy’. The protest has taken place on the morning when Barclays shareholders will meet virtually for their annual general meeting (AGM).

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XR Youth join in Europe-wide digital action to say ‘get the polluters out of COP26!’

March 20, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

Together young people across Europe will create a ‘cyberstorm’ - a digital form of direct action which will target major polluters, key european figures associated with the Paris Agreement, as well as the UNFCCC. The young people will bombard their modes of communication by constantly calling their business lines, emailing them, twitter storming with #pollutersout, and posting on their facebook pages. The intention is to disrupt these companies' business for a day, and possibly longer, in order to send the message that they are not welcome at COP26 in Glasgow this year.

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Climate is a women’s issue: Women across the world say ‘NO!’ to climate inequality

March 08, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

At 11am on Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of 31 women formed a topless chain across Waterloo Bridge - also known as The Ladies Bridge as many of the welders, stonemasons and labourers that built the bridge during the second world war were women. The women were naked from the waist up to symbolise the vulnerability of women around the world in the face of climate breakdown, and had the words ‘Climate Rape’, ‘Climate Murder’, ‘Climate Abuse’, ‘Climate Inequality’ and ‘Climate Justice’ written on their bodies. The women taking part include mothers and grandmothers, journalists, teachers and careers advisors.

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