Remembering the April Rebellion
A year ago we took to the streets for our first International Rebellion…
….and made the impossible possible in just a few short days.
This week Extinction Rebellion celebrates the anniversary of the April Rebellion that took place across 11 days starting on 15th April 2019. A Rebellion which saw XR grow from a colourful group of fringe activists who occupied 5 bridges into a household name and player on the world stage.
To celebrate our exponential growth we are revisiting those heady times with photographs, films, podcasts and articles.
Join us on our social media channels for 5 days looking at the stories that took place across 5 sites:
Day 1 (15th) – OXFORD CIRCUS – TELL THE TRUTH
Day 2 (16th) – MARBLE ARCH – THIS IS AN EMERGENCY
Day 3 (17th) – PICCADILLY SQUARE – THE HEART (XR YOUTH TAKEOVER)
Day 4 (18th) – PARLIAMENT SQUARE – BEYOND POLITICS
Day 5 (19th) – WATERLOO BRIDGE – ACT NOW
To kick things off, join us on Facebook live for the following webinar looking at how it all kicked off tonight at 7pm:
Facilitator: Jamie Kelsey Fry
George Monbiot – Guardian columnist
Zuhura Plummer – is an illustrator and XR activist
Jessica Townsend – a fiction writer and coordinates the XR podcast.
Jamie Kelsey Fry is a contributing editor for the New Internationalist Magazine, a teacher author and activist. He has helped develop the political cirecle, the media spokes training and the international solidarity circle within Extinction Rebellion.
George Monbiot is a national treasure. As well as writing a Guardian column and speaking at many events including Extinction Rebellion’s Declaration Day. He is a well-known speaker the author of many books on politics and the environment including Out of the Wreckage, How Did We Get Into This Mess, Feral, Heat, The Age of Consent. For many years before XR existed he advocated a people’s movement on climate and biodiversity issues.
Zuhura Plummer is an illustrator and an Oxford rebel and have been involved with XR since October 2018 and has given a number of Heading for Extinction talks. She has twice been arrested once for criminal damage during the October Rebellion and more recently at the City Airport action.
Jessica Townsend is a fiction writer with a film in production next year. She has been an XR activist since the beginning and coordinates the podcast. She is a cofounder of Writers Rebel.