London, United Kingdom – The protest group Extinction Revolt launched a starvation strike on Monday aimed toward constructing stress on governments all over the world to take motion on the ecological local weather emergency.
Greater than 300 activists in 26 nations – together with the UK, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland and Spain – are set to participate within the quick for not less than per week.
Within the UK, the protest comes forward of a snap election, scheduled to happen on December 12. Following a two-week protest in London in October, activists plan to launch one other sequence of disruptive actions forward of the ballot, in a bid to place the local weather emergency on the agenda in a Brexit-dominated election.
“A starvation strike is likely one of the issues we are able to use that may’t be taken away,” Angus Rose, a 50-year-old software program developer initially from South Africa, instructed Al Jazeera.
Rose has taken time without work work to participate within the starvation strike. “If somebody is arrested, [that person] may nonetheless proceed a starvation strike.”
The October protests led to greater than 2,500 arrests globally, together with not less than 1,700 within the UK, the place activists declared themselves keen to face arrest – principally for breaching circumstances imposed by police beneath public order legal guidelines.
Protesters blocked site visitors within the capital by glueing themselves to roads close to authorities departments, monetary establishments and social media giants’ headquarters, and likewise brought about delays at London Metropolis Airport.
It led to a police ban on protests…