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Back The Bill: Rebellion Day 1
September 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Parliament-as-usual is killing the planet.
The people of the UK are fed up with the government’s failure to act on the climate and ecological emergency. The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill), is the only concrete plan available to address this crisis, and so on their first day back in Parliament, we demand our elected officials Act Now and embrace this legislation. It’s time they represented their constituents, not dirty polluting lobbyists!
Young people will take the lead at the start of the Rebellion, with representatives from Extinction Rebellion Youth UK, XR Families, Fridays for Future, UK Student Climate Network, Culture Declares Emergency and allied movements leading the four marches to Parliament Square, where they will read out their Letter to Power.
This youth Letter to Power will highlight important aspects of the CEE Bill, educating rebels and the public about the legislation, combined with the urgency of young voices demanding that those in Parliament act to protect their futures.
MPs will be invited to engage with the young and to back the Bill. And rebels will choose to sit in the streets – overnight if necessary – to maintain a constant presence and pressure until our voices are truly heard. We will call on every Parliamentarian to come outside and hear what we have to say.
WE WILL SIT OUTSIDE UNTIL THEY ACT.
Guest speakers will be attending throughout the day to engage with youth and rebels on the importance of the Bill and all are invited to write and speak their own ‘Letter to Power’ throughout the day. See the callout here: https://www.letterstotheearth.com/letters-to-power
This is a deeply symbolic act of civil disobedience: we are sitting in the road to power. It will begin as an inclusive and non-arrestable low-risk action, and over time, as we continue to sit in the road, the police may decide to remove those of us who stay after having been warned to leave.
This is a socially distant action; all participants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and stand 1 metre apart. When sitting in the road, hexagons drawn on the road will separate people.
This action becomes higher risk if a Section 14 order is applied, which may not happen for the first 48 hours or more. Once S14 is activated, only rebels wishing to risk arrest should remain in the road.
Full briefing here: http://tiny.cc/BackTheBill
Telegram channell: https://t.me/BackTheBill
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