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Extinction Rebellion to protest across Lincolnshire

“Inaction equals death,” they say

By Local Democracy Reporter

Extinction Rebellion will protest again on the streets of Lincolnshire this week, asking the government to “learn their lesson” about climate change.

The activist group has planned multiple protests across the county to highlight the government’s “woeful inaction” against climate change.

The Lincolnshire protests will take place in Lincoln, Louth, Sleaford and Bourne, commencing on Thursday morning.

The protests have been organised to demand a citizens’ assembly in response to parliament’s committee report on climate change.

In a letter penned to MPs across the mentioned areas, XR described government inaction as “criminal” and that it “equals death”.

Local activist Eddie Francis said: “The government is failing in its commitments to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a target already woefully inadequate.

“It’s failing in its responsibilities to keep people safe. It’s becoming clear that it’s more interested in propping up a toxic, exploitative system that disproportionately affects black people, indigenous people and the most vulnerable in society.”

Lincoln’s march will see protestors head to Karl McCartney MP’s office at around 9.15am, while Louth’s begins at 10am and protests in Sleaford and Bourne begin an hour later at 11am.