Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace stage climate change march at Glastonbury Festival
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.
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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”.