Extinction Rebellion climate protest set to hit Stirling

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Extinction Rebellion activists are set to protest in Stirling this Thursday, as part of their national ‘Change is Now’ bus tour.

Extinction Rebellion are visiting 60 towns across the UK this month, aiming to raise awareness of climate change and ecological crisis.

Stirling is the first stop on the Scottish leg of the journey. Members of Extinction Rebellion’s Stirling branch have planned an event-filled afternoon to welcome the tour crew, which is set to take place on Port Street from 11 a.m.

There will be talks, stalls and performances – as well as the tour bus art installation itself.

Extinction Rebellion members also aim to hear from the public about their biggest climate concerns and to offer ways to get more involved in the movement.

A recent Ipsos poll revealed that eight in ten people in the UK are concerned about the climate crisis, and over 52 per cent – or approximately 35 million people – think the government’s plan to be net zero by 2050 is too late.

Extinction Rebellion Stirling said: “The future of all life on earth is in our hands and we cannot allow governments whose greed, stupidity, short sightedness and vested interests are placed above the future of our planet.”

Featured Image Credit: Extinction Rebellion UK

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