August 11, 2020 11.33 am This story is over 38 months old

Extinction Rebellion to host a ‘rebels picnic’ in Lincoln

They meet at the Arboretum on Sunday

Extinction Rebellion will be in Lincoln this weekend, as the group hosts a ‘Rebellion Picnic’ to plan new movements.

The climate change group will meet in the Arboretum on Sunday, August 16, between 2pm and 4pm, to give supporters old and new the chance to catch up and plan future actions on climate change.

Organisers say the event will be family-friendly and gives local “rebels” the chance to meet others and find out about major protests, including one in London in September.

People are being encouraged to bring their own picnic, with strict social distancing guidelines being introduced at the event.

One of the organisers, Eddie Francis, said: “COVID-19 has dominated the news for months, but that doesn’t mean climate change has gone away, far from it.

“It is already two years since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered its stark warnings about impending, irreversible climate change, but carbon emissions and pollution levels continue to rise and destruction of the natural world continues apace.

“We cannot afford to waste more time. Governments throughout the world must act immediately if future generations are to have a life worth living.”

The activist group recently marched to the offices of Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, to deliver him a letter in protest against government inaction.