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Climate activists stage action at Boomtown

CLIMATE-CRISIS campaigners recruited attendees of Winchester’s Boomtown Festival at the weekend to overthrow the wealthy banking and oil elites.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) called the theatre experience event on Sunday a dress rehearsal for the “real rebellion” on October 7 in London.

Festival-goers taking part in the activity were directed to XR’s Rebel Rebel Hideout to be trained in non-violent direct action.

XR Boomtown programme co-ordinator Dominic Gillett said: “With an ongoing socially conscious storyline, it’s been incredibly powerful to see the climate and ecological emergency reflected in this year’s plotline. Although Boomtown is a fictional world, the issues presented here are very real.

“We face a chaotic future as ecological collapse and climate breakdown unravel around us and we brought this reality into the world of Boomtown.

“It was fun having a successful rebellion as part of a game — but now it’s time to do it for real.”

During the festival, Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello taped a “fuck Boris” message to his guitar during the band’s headline act.

Mr Morello had sent the same message to former Ukip leader Nigel Farage in June at the London Stadium.

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