'This is the most pressing and urgent problem of our time, in the history of the human race.’ (Emma Thompson)
The Extinction Rebellion that has hit London in recent days looks set to get its own Munich flavour today (Saturday 20 April). The Rebel for Life demonstration, which is due to take place at Odeonsplatz at one o’clock, comes with a series of demands of the German government.
In an online letter, Extinction Rebellion calls on ‘rebels, climate activists, environmentalists, and everyone else who cares about the extinction of animals and plants, climate justice and global warming – you are very welcome to join us on 20.04. to rebel against a failed climate policy.’
The British media has been in something of a frenzy with the London protests. Tellingly, while much of the populist press and right-wing (former) broadsheets naturally hate everything about what Extinction Rebellion are doing, the protestors are getting some vocal good support.
In is no surprise to see the Guardian come out broadly in support, including with key columnists, such as Polly Toynbee. Stars, activisits, political commentators have publicly supported the action. British actress Emma Thompson, for example, spoke from the activists’ pink boat in central London, with the NME reporting that she said: 'This is the most pressing and urgent problem of our time, in the history of the human race.’