Extinction Rebellion launches in Sidmouth

Last week, XR was set up:

Extinction Rebellion comes to Sidmouth

Extinction Rebellion: Sidmouth launch

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The Herald reports from that first meeting:

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Sidmouth Extinction Rebellion group launched

Sidmouth now has its very own extinction rebellion group, bent on bringing change and tackling environmental issues.

 

Co-founder Richard Fuell, along with his wife and friends, held the first awareness event reading the ‘declaration of rebellion’ on Saturday, September 7.

A group of more than 30 people of all ages attended the protest, beginning at Market Place, before marching to west beach.

There were three ‘die-ins’ – peaceful protests where participants lie on the ground at an agreed time – each representing one of the three demands of Extinction Rebellion.

The movement demands that governments tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency; that they act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025; and that they create citizens’ assemblies on climate and ecological justice…

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Sidmouth Extinction Rebellion group launched

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The group met up again earlier this week:

Local Groups

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Meanwhile, down the coast:

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On Sunday 11th August – Extinction Rebellion’s Ocean Red Rebel Brigade made their first ever appearance. They came to Porthmeor Beach in St.Ives, Cornwall. Accompanied by The Penitents and a group of supporters, they processed around the beach and then entered the ocean.

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THE SEA IS RISING AND SO ARE WE – Extinction Rebellion – Porthmeor Beach

   
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