And in London, thousands of climate activists took to the streets Saturday in the latest action organized by the group Extinction Rebellion. Eighty-five people were arrested at Saturday’s demonstrations, which shut down traffic on five major bridges in central London. Over 60 people have been arrested during protests over the past two weeks, with more public actions planned. This is one of the demonstrators speaking Saturday.
Hamin: “With having someone like Donald Trump come into power and pretty much denying climate change, we’re in a very dire state of affairs. So, something needs to happen soon. The demands of Extinction Rebellion are achievable. We’re looking for zero net carbon emissions by 2025 and a citizen assembly so we can have a say on the way we respond to climate change. And I think that’s very reasonable demands. It’s something we can actually achieve.”