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Extinction Rebellion cause travel disruption in Brighton

- August 29, 2020

Extinction Rebellion protest causes travel disruption along Brighton seafront A259. Protestors from Black Lives Matter Brighton were also marching.

‘We want to live’: Extinction Rebellion protest in Brighton.

Extinction Rebellion blocked the road outside the British Airways i360 as part of their ‘day of action‘ against aviation.

They are taking aim against BA ‘deportations and fuels’, a representative from the group said.

Some lit flares and climbed onto the tower’s ticket office.

A banner reading ‘Climate Emergency Our House Is On Fire’ has been hung from the West Pier.

‘Climate Emergency Our House Is On Fire’: Extinction Rebellion hang a banner on West Pier.

“We’re asking MPs returning to Parliament from summer break to put forward and support the climate and ecological emergency bill”, Claudia, a representative from Extinction Rebellion, told Latest TV.

“This will start the action to show there is an emergency because the climate is out of control right now”, said Claudia.

Protestors shouted ‘End the hostile environment’ and ‘your flights are killing us’.

Speeches took place upon ‘Lightship Greta’. Extinction Rebellion plan to take it from Brighton to London to highlight the climate crisis.

Speakers included representatives from Black Lives Matter Brighton.

It is the first joint protest held by the two groups.

Black Lives Matter have emphasised the relationship between the two campaigns.

Speakers stood upon Lightship Greta.

“We cannot ignore the intersection between the climate crisis and the profound and more frequent occurrences
of black and POC (women in particular) being the victim of climate change,” the group said in a statement on Instagram.

“Climate change is is the result of a legacy of extraction, of colonialism, of slavery”.

Brighton and Hove police are continuing to divert traffic.

The protest marks the beginning of a wider series of action.

Similar protests have taken place in London, Leeds and Bristol Airport.

For previous Latest TV interviews with Extinction Rebellion click here.

Report by Olivia Marshall, Latest TV.

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