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Change is now: decide together

On 30th May, around 2000 rebels in over 110 locations throughout the UK gathered outside council buildings and MPs offices to deliver a message. 414 of those rebels were in the South West at 32 different sites.

We stood, 3m apart and wearing masks, each of us carrying a positive message about how we want to rebuild the economy after the pandemic. Each of us outlining the stark choice that we face at this moment in earth’s history: we can prioritise profit or prioritise health; we can bailout destructive industries or bailout people and the planet; and we can opt for mass extinction or mass participation. We say it’s time to trust the people! As part of coronavirus recovery, we demand a binding Citizens Assembly on how to rebuild our economy, our democracy and our future.

Although much of the press coverage focussed on the arrests in London, several South West groups were featured in their local papers. Here is a selection of the stories:

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/extinction-rebellion-climate-activists-wearing-4178263

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-05-30/exeter-extinction-rebellion-activists-protest-outside-royal-devon-and-exeter-hospital-calling-for-nhs-funding-increase/

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/extinction-rebellion-holds-socially-distanced-4178084

https://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/3115035/extinction-rebellion-protest-outside-council-offices-over-covid-19-recovery/

https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18516623.dorchester-weymouth-portland-extinction-rebellion-protests/

https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/xr-weston-hosts-protest-on-seafront-1-6687299

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#ANOTHERWORLDISPOSSIBLE


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