Extinction Rebellion , a grassroots environmental group based in the UK, is responsible for a series of stunts that deliberately break the law to highlight the threat of climate change. These include the UK government declaring a climate change emergency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and starting a citizen’s assembly. «Every non-violent uprising since 1900, if it achieves that threshold, succeeds in its aims,» said Paluch-Machnik. «One of our main principles is to get this 3.5% mobilized.» That would need about 2 million people to get involved in the UK.
Around 3,000 are based in the UK. Extinction Rebellion activists threw 200 liters of fake blood outside Downing Street in March 2019. School students around the world have been skipping school to demand that world leaders take action on climate change. The movement has spanned more than 100 countries and 1,500 cities, with teenagers missing out on their education to show how worried they are about the threat to their future.
In response to critics, who say Extinction Rebellion is causing unnecessary disruption and wasting police time, the activists say the «climate and ecological emergency» demands their actions. The group says hundreds of people have taken time off work to camp for as long as it takes get their demands heard by the government.
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