Extinction Rebellion is inviting us to join them for for ‘The Big One’ – a mass lawful, non-violent protest planned from 21 -24 April, when tens of thousands of people will gather peacefully outside the Houses of Parliament to demand that the Government allows its citizens to lead the way out of the most pressing crises that this country is facing right now, from the climate and ecological crisis to the cost-of-living crisis.
XR has recently decided to move away from actions that cause disruption to the public, recognising that strength in numbers is what is most needed now. There is so much public dissatisfaction with decreasing living standards and fear of the future – this is an ideal time for us to join forces and show an alternative vision.
‘The Big One’ will be enabled by the police and there will be no arrests for just being there. Each day will have a different focus and people can come along for as much or as little as they want.
Here is a flavour of what to expect…. There will be engaging speakers, interactive activities and more across the four days. There will be art and music, talks by experts, places to listen and engage and activities for children. But most of all there will be opportunities to contribute, learn, plan, explore, debate – and be heard.
What can you do to support this important action?
- You can sign up to receive up to date information and to connect with other local people who will be going here: joinxr.uk/cambridge
If you are interested in attending the event and would like to travel to London with others from 2G3S based locally, send an email to “2G3S” with The Big One in the title.