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Extinction Rebellion protest at Museum of the Moon exhibition


AROUND 30 supporters of Extinction Rebellion Warrington took advantage of the Museum of the Moon exhibition at the Parr Hall to stage a climate change demonstration.
It took the form of a “die in” – with the demonstrators lying on the floor with protest banners.
The “die-in” lasted 11 minutes to represent the 11 years the United Nations has said are left to tackle the issue of climate change before it becomes irreversible.
It was accompanied by haunting flute music played live by a junior member of the group.
The event took place on the eve of international climate change protests planned across the world, with many of the attendees heading off to London later on to lend their support to the protests.
A spokesperson for the group said: ““XR have carried out this sort of protest in many places before and it is really successful in getting our message out there.
“ People are curious to find out what we are doing and why. But the message really hits home when you look at all these people just lying down as if they were dead, and you consider all the animals and plant species which are dead or extinct or about to go extinct, which has been caused directly by human action affecting the climate. It’s a bit like going to a funeral.
“We want people to understand and think about what the United Nations is telling us on climate change. We can all take action and we need to, but governments across the world need to make appropriate policies.
“We would like to thank the Parr Hall for their support and agreement to the protest being carried out on their premises at the exhibition.”


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