First Extincton Rebellion Preston action will include a samba band and picnic

Posted on - 18th July, 2019 - 10:43am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
An Extinction Rebellion protest Pic: CC BY 2.0
An Extinction Rebellion protest Pic: CC BY 2.0

The first Extinction Rebellion Preston action is due to take place in the city.


An international socio-political movement, Extinction Rebellion (XR) uses civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

The Preston action will take place on Saturday 20 July from 11am.

A statement on the Facebook event said: “This event is about reaching the people of Preston, growing and establishing the new Preston XR group and developing stronger coordination within XR in the North West of England. It’s a building process.”

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Protesters will meet at Preston Railway Station before moving on to County Hall where the route and roles will be confirmed.

The group will be accompanied by a samba band, and will finish off proceedings with a picnic.

To find out more, join the Facebook event.

What do you think of the Extinction Rebellion action? Will you be joining? Let us know in the comments below.

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