Ali Morgan reports from the front line:
Great day for the Extinction Rebellion. 6000 Rebels came from all over Britain in a non violent protest against government inaction on climate change. Rebels blocked five London bridges and held them all day until the protest ended with a vigil at sunset in Parliament Square.
Many rebels chose to be arrested rather move from the highway in order to demonstrate the critical state of our planet as a result of human activity. Quakers from Bath and Bradford on Avon were among the rebels.
Bath and Bradford Quakers protest outside Parliament
The Extinction Rebellion protests against the UK Government’s “criminal inactivity” on climate change
There’s a thoughtful analysis into the background, precedents and compelling reasons for the Extinction Rebellion here by the Quaker a philosopher based at University of East Anglia.