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A WAVE of protests is sweeping across Britain and more than 50 countries worldwide led by mothers who fear for the future of their children and grandchildren because of climate change.
Mothers’ Rebellion, whose protests began in California and Sweden in 2022, is a growing international movement linked to Extinction Rebellion.
It describes itself as “a movement of mothers, caregivers and allies in a growing global community on six continents.”
In Leeds on Saturday, mothers and children staged a protest in Briggate in the city centre, with kids waving placards stating: “Help us save our planet” and “The world is on fire — literally.”
One small boy held a placard which said: “I can’t vote — but I can protest.”
Mothers’ Rebellion said in a statement: “We will not give up the fight for a sustainable present and future for the current and coming generations.
“We want to be able to look our children into the eyes and say that we truly do all that we can.
“We turn our grief and frustration over the lack of a powerful, transformative response from our politicians and leaders into action.”
The Mothers’ Rebellion movement has the same demands as Extinction Rebellion: declaration of a state climate emergency and the establishment of citizens’ assemblies based on principles of climate justice including working in solidarity with people in the world who are already suffering from the effects of climate change.
“Together we will demand climate action and take a stand for our only home,” the group said.
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