Bridport prepares to protest against climate change


Published at 8:01am 9th March 2019. (Updated at 9:16am 9th March 2019)

People in Bridport are demanding action against climate change today.

Bridport Rebellion Day begins with a gathering in Bucky Doo Square at 11am.

Some of the roads may be blocked for short intervals by peaceful protest.
"We must act now to raise awareness and call on the government to take action,' said Carolyn Emmett of Extinction Rebellion Bridport.
"For 30 years scientists have been telling us that climate change and loss of biodiversity will kill us. During this time, carbon emissions have been allowed to increase by 60% and are still going up.
"We have a short time to make the changes that will help us survive this emergency situation.
"We are not prepared to stand by and allow the destruction of the living world. Come and join us - be part of the change. Bring banners and noise makers!"
Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international environmental movement.  It uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of ecological collapse and human extinction.
The South West has shown the most active support for XR outside London.

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