Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace stage climate change march at Glastonbury Festival

Activists gather ahead of the procession. Credit: ITV News West Country

Climate change activists from Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace UK joined forces this afternoon to take part in a march at Glastonbury Festival.

Protesters from the two organisations came together to lead a procession through the Worthy Farm site, led by Extinction Rebellion’s trademark pink boat.

The event, which was part-organised by the official Glastonbury team, was held to “demand changes to the way we live as a society” and to avoid a “climate catastrophe”.

The procession started at the festival’s Park Stage before making its way to the Stone Circle.

While there, activists created the largest-ever ‘human hourglass’ - which was meant to symbolise the time humans have left to avoid an extinction.

On Sunday, Extinction Rebellion will also join forces with the Wisdom Keepers to hold a minute silence on the Pyramid Stage, in memory of Make Ecocide Law founder Polly Jenkins.

Extinction Rebellion also has set up a “Rebel Rebel” tent in the Green Futures field for the weekend with a program of talks on the “climate emergency”.