Extinction Rebellion launch 'non violent training camp' with more protests planned every day this week

Protesters will meet in Shoreditch at 10am on Tuesday for training before launcing 'mass outreach' in Central London

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Extinction Rebellion activists have protests planned every day this week as they vow to be “bigger than ever."

Protesters will meet at Allen Gardens, Buxton Street, Shoreditch at 10am on Tuesday for non-violent direct action training before launching unspecified “mass outreach” in central London from 11am.

They then plan to meet at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park at 10am on Wednesday for action before launching further protests across parts of London from 12pm.

Protests will continue on Thursday with activists meeting at the Tate Modern at 12pm for “mass outreach, talks and music”.

Several events look set to take place on Friday, with protesters meeting at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park at 10am before “small actions” at 12pm followed by “mass actions” in Central London at 1pm.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion demonstrate in central London
Activists from Extinction Rebellion demonstrate in central London

There will then be an Extinction Rebellion Writer Rebel event at Jubilee Gardens in Belvedere Road, Southbank, Lambeth.

Further protests will take place at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park on Saturday and at an unspecified location on Sunday.

The fresh action comes after protests were staged across the UK last week, including at several oil terminals.

A statement released by Extinction Rebellion, titled “Fossil Fuels must end: Why we’re back and bigger than ever” read: “You might be asking yourself, what has causing disruption got to do with stopping climate change?

“Aside from disruption from the climate crisis itself being far more annoying than our protests, history shows us – from the Civil Rights movement to the Suffragettes – that disrupting business as usual is the most powerful way to create rapid change – it’s simple really, to make big changes you have to be impossible to ignore.

The fresh action comes after days of protests across the UK last week
The fresh action comes after days of protests across the UK last week

“Besides, Extinction Rebellion isn’t just about disruption. We have rolled out a mass outreach strategy this year to build towards engaging 3.5 percent of the population and we are going into communities and speaking to people about the crisis we face.

“This is proving to be a great success and this April will act as a springboard towards an even bigger Rebellion in September.”

It added: “This moment calls on everyone to act and enough of us together can end the fossil fuel economy to bring about a transition that is rapid, just and fair.

“So, don’t sit this one out. Refuse to be a bystander while the selfish minority buy and sell the future of humanity.

“The government and parts of the media don’t seem to have caught on that the public mood has changed, that climate action is at the top of our concerns.

“They are out of step with the general public and when we take the streets and bring even more people with us, they’re aren’t going to know what’s hit them.”