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Extinction Rebellion activists begin march from Cornwall to London

The ‘Earth March’ is due to arrive in the capital on April 15 in time for International Rebellion, where campaigners will demand governments take decisive action to prevent ecological collapse

A GRANDMOTHER joined activists today for a five-week trek from Land’s End in Cornwall to London to raise awareness of climate change.

Jackie Dash, who is 70 years old, was joined by 30 other activists in Extinction Rebellion’s Earth March and around 1,000 more people are expected to march from cities across Britain including Cardiff, Manchester, Peterborough, Norwich, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton.

The march will converge in London on April 15 in time for International Rebellion, where campaigners will demand decisive action on the climate and ecological collapse from governments around the world.

Ms Dash said that their cause was “founded in an urgent plea” to those in positions of power and control to listen to the voice of the people.

She said: “We are marching for the future of the land beneath our feet, our winding rivers, our shorelines, the oceans and the very air we breathe.
 
“We march for our children who, unless we are heard, might not live to know the natural world, the richness and diversity of this ‘blue planet’ as we have been privileged to know it: these lush, green islands as they are today.
 
 “We march for the millions around the world already suffering the cruel and destructive effects of this ecological emergency.”
 
The Cornwall marchers will be joined by activists from Wales and Bristol at the end of this month in Bradford-on-Avon.

Along the way, marchers will hold public talks about the climate crisis and provide trainings in non-violent direct action, legal rights, public speaking, banner-making and more.

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