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Climate activists hang banners bearing logo of Extinction Rebellion in Aberdeen

Tuesday May 7th 2019 at 10:37 AM


Banners and messages urging people to act on climate change appeared around Aberdeen city centre this morning.

The banner hung outside Marischal College, the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council.

The placards, which were posted outside Marischal College and on the roof of the St Nicholas Centre, both carry the logo of the group Extinction Rebellion, who were behind a series of protests in London last month.

Both banners seemingly make reference to the oil industry, with one depicting an hourglass containing the message ‘business as usual is killing us all”.

Activists also graffitied messages in chalk all around the shopping centre, calling on people to “act now” and “join the rebellion”.

Workers are currently cleaning the writing off and taking the banners down.

Extinction Rebellion are a global organisation who advocate “non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion” in an effort to force governments to act on climate change. 

The movement claim “we are unprepared for the danger our future holds” and the world faces “floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society”.

“The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

“Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change.”

 

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