Scores Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Protests Kick Off Worldwide

 

By Democracy Now

 
 

Lizzy Mansfield: “We’re here because the government is not doing enough on the climate emergency. And the keyword is ’emergency,’ right? They declared an emergency after the rebellion in April, and then we’ve seen like surprisingly little action. So, we’re here to really like push home this is an emergency. You know, we only get one planet, and so we’re here to try and defend it.”

On Saturday, London police used a battering ram to break into a building used by Extinction Rebellion, seizing protest supplies and arresting 10 people on preemptive charges of suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.



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