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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Uprising: Activists urge the Government to 'tell truth' on climate emergency

Making a point: Extinction Rebellion activists stop the traffic on Tara Street, Dublin. Photo: Conor Healy
Making a point: Extinction Rebellion activists stop the traffic on Tara Street, Dublin. Photo: Conor Healy

Aoife Walsh

Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion took to the streets of Dublin yesterday afternoon as it staged a protest calling on the Government to "tell the truth" about the climate emergency.

The 'Summer Uprising' campaign saw the group stage a 'die-out' at the National Museum of Ireland on Merrion Street Upper, before carrying out temporary road blockades around Tara Street and Bachelors Walk.

A 'die-out', where members of the group lie on the ground and pretend to be dead, was also held on Grafton Street as the campaigners aimed to raise awareness around the issue of climate change and carbon emissions.

The activists say that their campaigns are being held to secure the safety of future generations.

Their aim is to put pressure on the Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030.

The 'Operation Mushroom' campaign is part of a string of protests that are taking part in Ireland and the UK.

Irish Independent

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