Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and Wisdom Keepers to Stage 'Extinction Procession' at Glastonbury
Today (27 June) at Glastonbury, Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace UK and Wisdom Keepers will stage an ‘Extinction Procession’ through the festival site to highlight the struggle for climate justice.
The procession will begin at 4pm with speeches from Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook, Greenpeace activist Rosie Rogers, Ecuadorian shaman Kurikindi, and rapper Dizraeli.
Festival goers will then process through the festival, led by the movement’s pink boat that was used in the recent protests in London, and carrying models of insects and extinct species. At the end of the procession, crowds will create a human Extinction Symbol and a helicopter will fly overhead to capture the scene. Singer Nick Mulvey will perform his song ‘Mountain to Move’ on top of the boat.
Commenting on the action, Dr Bradbrook added:
The climate emergency is the most dangerous threat currently facing all life on earth. It will require everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from, to stand up and take action.
Rosie Rogers from Greenpeace added:
… as I look at the global climate movement today I am filled with hope. A hope that, together, we can really face up to the challenge ahead of us in what is literally the fight of our lives.
On Sunday at 12pm, Extinction Rebellion and Wisdom Keepers will also hold a minute’s silence on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in memory of activist and lawyer Polly Higgins who died in March. Higgins co-founded Stop Ecocide: Change the Law, a campaign to protect the earth by criminalising the deliberate destruction of the environment.
The Wisdom Keepers is a global initiative that provides a platform for Elders and spiritual leaders from indigenous communities around the world.
For full details on the procession, visit https://rebellion.earth/act-now/events/news/
Published on 27 June 2019