Duran Duran: RioiTunes

Wessex FM News

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.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Wessex FM

dorset business directory

West Dorset MPU
Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county



Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

CCTV images of suspected shoplifter in Dorchester

The woman snatched Olay products worth £560

Bridport Youth Club must exist for generations to come

The 100th member has just been confirmed.

Planning appeal starts over 120 homes for Charminster

West Dorset District Council turned down the scheme.

Planning inquiry over rejection of new homes for Charminster

Here's what the developers have to say.

Dorchester to mark World Down Syndrome Day

A big event is being held at the Dorford Centre.

More news...