Extinction Rebellion comes to Glasgow

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The activists aim to take a militant approach to combating “ecocide”

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14th November 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Activists hoping to spark a movement against human-caused environmental annihilation will stage their first action in Glasgow on Saturday.

Campaigners around the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group will meet in George Square to show solidarity with those taking part in direct action in London.

The activists aim to take a militant approach to combating “ecocide” – after scientists warned humanity has just 12 years to get climate change under control and avoid mass extinction.

They have promised to take a militant approach to protest in – with some saying they are prepared to go to jail oppose environmental harm.

In London, activists have pledged a series of direct actions on Saturday – but in Glasgow they will meet in George Square to raise the profile of the cause.

Posting on Facebook, an organiser wrote: “While the direct action takes place in London, we thought it would be a good chance to get the word out to the people of Glasgow.

“There won't be any direct action, this is more an opportunity to get others involved for forthcoming events, allow people to meet that perhaps couldn't make the first meeting and to explain what the ER is all about to the general public and why direct action is taking place in London.”

From inaugural meetings last week, ER has established groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and St Andrews.

Activists will meet from 10am.