Friday, 17 September 2021
Extinction Rebellion members and supporters during a climate demonstration in Brussels in 2020. Credit: Extinction Rebellion Belgium/Facebook
Global activist groupExtinction Rebellion announced on Friday that it will be blocking the Rue de la Loi in Brussels to draw politicians’ attention to the environmental crisis.
On Saturday 6 November, when theUnited Nations Climate Change Conference(COP26) will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, the group will shut off access to the street in the city centre, where the Federal Parliament, as well as the office of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, is located.
“We are calling on governments to impose strict measures on companies and to immediately stop any activity that destroys the living world,” the group’s spokesperson Xavier said in a statement announcing the action.
According to the activists, the private sphere has too…
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