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Protesting atmosphere activists superglue themselves in UK Parliament

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Activists of the Extinction Rebellion environmental protest group entered Britain’s parliament on Friday and glued themselves across the speaker’s chair.

The group posted a photograph on Twitter displaying 5 individuals contained in the House of Commons debating chamber holding banners studying “Let the people decide” and “Citizens’ Assembly now”.

The UK parliament is just not at the moment sitting and a spokesperson for the House of Commons stated workers had been coping with the scenario.


Politicians are out of contact, telling us a brand new kettle will repair the #CostOfLivingCrises & to recycle to repair the #ClimateEmergency.

That’s why Extinction Rebellion is inside Parliament proper now, demanding we replace politics & let the individuals determine.

— Extinction Rebellion UK 🌍 (@XRebellionUK) September 2, 2022

“We are in crisis and what goes on in this room every single day makes a joke out of all of us, we cannot afford to go on like this. We need a new way of making decisions where more voices are heard,” one of many protestors inside parliament stated in a video.

The group additionally hung a banner from scaffolding on the property and protestors padlocked themselves to gates exterior parliament.

Certain areas of the parliamentary property are often open to the general public, though entry to the debating chamber is often restricted to guided excursions.

Extinction Rebellion, a bunch which has beforehand precipitated days of site visitors chaos in central London, usually protest local weather change points.

Fifty individuals had been concerned within the stunt, which begins the primary section of their September plans, the group stated.

They stated three of the protestors had been booked on an official tour of the constructing.

The incident is prone to increase safety considerations round how guests to the property, who’re routinely screened by guards upon entry, had been capable of entry the room during which the nation’s prime minister and elected legislature repeatedly converse.