10am Saturday 17th November
Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us, including the 6th mass species extinction and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by its Government.
10am Saturday 17th November - Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth Bridges to be blocked in London
Rebellion Day will be the climax of the first week of civil disobedience. Here’s what to do:
Extinction Rebellion said: “Rebellion Day will disrupt London. It is not a step we take lightly. It is a step we take to bring to light the criminal inaction of successive Governments in their failure to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.
Extinction Rebellion demands that the UK government immediately declares a climate and ecological emergency; reduces to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and creates a citizen’s assembly to oversee these changes.
“We feel deeply that if we come together as ordinary people and communities in the limited time we have available to affect change, we can face this crisis together. The first step is to ensure people are fully informed of the extreme gravity of the situation.”
“We have informed the police and emergency services that these 5 bridges will be road-blocked: Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth.”