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Extinction Rebellion hold ‘build back better’ protest in Woolwich

A small number of Extinction Rebellion demonstrators held a socially-distanced protest outside outside the Greenwich Council’s headquarters in Woolwich to tell it to “build back better” after the coronavirus emergency has passed. The 14 demonstrators, with masks and placards, each stood two metres apart on the steps of the Woolwich Centre in Wellington Street for […]

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Mayor condemns ‘counterproductive’ Extinction Rebellion train protests

Climate protestors who targeted Tube and Docklands Light Railway trains this morning were “extremely dangerous and counterproductive”, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan said the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators caused “unacceptable disruption to Londoners” by gluing themselves to trains. He urged them to work with the police to protest safely and lawfully in future. […]

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Extinction Rebellion dismisses Greenwich Council’s ‘climate emergency’

Extinction Rebellion activists have dismissed Greenwich Council’s plan to declare a climate emergency at next week’s council meeting as “business as usual”. The group, which is holding a “people’s assembly” at the University of Greenwich on Saturday, has been campaigning for the council to recognise the seriousness of the global warming threat and met councillors, […]

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Two more neighbouring boroughs declare climate emergencies after Greenwich’s refusal

Two more of Greenwich’s neighbouring boroughs have declared climate emergencies, weeks after it rejected a call to do so because it said it was already doing enough to deal with climate change. Tower Hamlets and Newham, both Labour-run councils, both joined Lewisham in pledging to make their boroughs carbon neutral by 2030. Lewisham made the […]