extinction rebellion

Police Tear-Gas Climate Activists in Paris on ‘Hottest Day in History of France’

Police Tear-Gas Climate Activists in Paris on ‘Hottest Day in History of France’

By Andrea Germanos French riot police tear-gassed climate protesters in Paris on Friday as the county sweltered under record heat. Activists with Extinction Rebellion (XR) were occupying a bridge over the Seine to demand the French government declare a climate emergency and take necessary action to avert planetary catastrophe. “We need to civilly disrupt because, […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    By signing up, you agree to receive emails from EcoWatch and to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Extinction Risk and Rebellion: 15 Environmental Books Coming in June

    Extinction Risk and Rebellion: 15 Environmental Books Coming in June

    By John R. Platt When 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to the British Houses of Parliament last month, she had harsh words for the politicians in the audience: “You did not act in time,” she said. Want to learn how not to be like the Houses of Parliament? This month will see the publication […]

    UK Parliament First in World to Declare Climate Emergency

    UK Parliament First in World to Declare Climate Emergency

    The UK parliament became the first national legislative body in the world to declare a climate change “emergency” Wednesday. The historic move closely follows Extinction Rebellion protests that blocked traffic in key parts of central London for a week in April. The protest had three demands: that the UK government “tell the truth” about climate […]

    1,000+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Protests in London Enter Second Week

    1,000+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Protests in London Enter Second Week

    Extinction Rebellion, the climate protest that has blocked major London thoroughfares since Monday April 15, was cleared from three key areas over Easter weekend, The Guardian reported. Police removed protesters from Oxford Circus Saturday, and from the roads Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge Sunday. The last person to be arrested clearing the bridge was a […]

    100+ Arrested in London Extinction Rebellion Protests

    100+ Arrested in London Extinction Rebellion Protests

    More than 100 people were arrested during ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators had started by blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other […]

    Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Week of Civil Disobedience to Demand Climate Action

    Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Week of Civil Disobedience to Demand Climate Action

    By Jake Johnson The Extinction Rebellion movement kicked off a week of marches, demonstrations and peaceful civil disobedience across the U.S. and around the world on Monday to demand “systemic changes to stop global warming while there’s still time left.” In Scotland, climate campaigners plan to shut down Edinburgh’s North Bridge to get their government’s […]

    Youth Climate Strike Coming to U.S. Next Month

    Youth Climate Strike Coming to U.S. Next Month

    A sea of students are taking part in climate strikes around the world, and on March 15, young activists in the U.S. will add their voices to the escalating #FridaysForFuture movement. Ever since 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg called for the first global climate strike last month, it has become a weekly routine for students […]

    6,000 Climate Activists Block 5 London Bridges, Demand Urgent Action

    6,000 Climate Activists Block 5 London Bridges, Demand Urgent Action

    On Saturday, More than 6,000 climate activists shut down five bridges in Central London. The protest, organized under the banner of Extinction Rebellion to call for urgent action on climate change, was the first to intentionally block the bridges “in living memory,” the group reported. The mood was festive as demonstrators from around London held […]

    ‘I’m Putting My Life On Hold’: 22 Climate Activists Arrested

    ‘I’m Putting My Life On Hold’: 22 Climate Activists Arrested

    In 2012, geophysicist Brad Werner gave a talk at a conference asking the question, “Is Earth F**ked?” The answer? Not if ordinary people fought back in a movement reminiscent of the Civil Rights or anti-slavery struggles, Think Progress reported at the time. Six years later, a group of activists in the UK appear poised to […]