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The Future is Now : Cardiff Rebellion Highlights

1st-5th September 2020

Cardiff will be under water by 2050 if we don’t halt carbon emissions now. Whilst many South West rebels headed to London to target Westminster, some gathered in Cardiff in solidarity with the most vulnerable city in the UK. Four intrepid climbers kicked off the Cardiff Rebellion, when they scaled the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales to hang the biggest banner we’ve ever seen, covering 5 storeys of the building with the famous words: ‘If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When?’. See here for glorious drone footage of the scene!

Other highlights of the week in Cardiff included: a creative Rising tide protest to highlight Cardiff’s vulnerability to flooding, a Tell the Truth media show outside BBC Cymru, a blockade of the Viridor incinerator plant in solidarity with a local campaign to prevent further incineration plants being built in the city and a movement of movements social justice march with local justice groups.

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