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international rebellion

So much has happened in the space of time between April and October, without so much time passing. Pre October, despite plans being made public weeks before... Feelings of uncertainty still hung in the air. The uncertainty clung to us from day 1, as we travelled across the country to pull into London and police began to act unlawfully. Many protesters were arrested without warning, helicopters circled Trafalgar Square at 3am, facilities, belongings and tents were seized. We caused civil disobedience, we went hungry, some were left with nowhere to pee. But we still stayed the full two weeks and 1,800 arrests were made in total, almost twice the amount of April. Will that be enough for the UK government to act on the Climate Emergency, to tell the truth?

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Millbank, westminister

After Northern Rebels having their kitchens, tents and beehive confiscated from day 1 and after many arrests, you might have thought that our moral would have been carried off along with it. Time to go home. But no, the next day we were still there and we weren't going down without a (non-violent) fight. The arrest process took hours of police time and caused a stir in anyone who witnessed the will to show the seriousness of the issue, to sacrifice as way to demonstrate we cannot keep ignoring the causes of the climate crisis and the urgency of which we need to act now. We of the 12 sites were the nearest to Westminister making the most vulnerable and hardest to occupy. Rebels were travelling across the country to be there, so it was taking a while to get the numbers we needed to keep the site. But despite this, we successfully shut down Millbank for two days and Northern rebels continued to occupy the remaining sites XR have in Westminster. 

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30,000 Rebels

A weekend of Regenerative Culture had been the plan, and while grief workshops were still held and tears were shed, the majority of us took to the streets. The young, the old and everything else. We're not going anywhere.

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6 months earlier...

A weekend of Regenerative Culture had been the plan, and while grief workshops were still held and tears were shed, the majority of us took to the streets. The young, the old and everything else. We're not going anywhere.

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