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The Czech branch of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement will block traffic and hold protest gatherings in Prague to draw attention to the climate crisis from Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12, the movement informed on social media on Wednesday.

Today, members of the Czech branch of Extinction Rebellion will stand on blocks of ice with nooses around their necks at namesti Republiky.

Hundreds of young people gathered on September 20 at Prague’s Old Town Square and in many other Czech towns joining the international climate change protests launched by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

Extinction Rebellion led protests around the world as thousands of people took to the streets in NYC, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, and 55 other cities.

The protests are part of a peaceful civil disobedience campaign calling on governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025 and halt a loss of biodiversity.

What is Extinction Rebellion?

Extinction Rebellion (XR for short) wants governments to declare a “climate and ecological emergency” and take immediate action to address climate change.

It describes itself as an international “non-violent civil disobedience activist movement”.

Extinction Rebellion was launched in 2018 and organizers say it now has groups willing to take action in dozens of countries.

The group uses an hourglass inside a circle as its logo, to represent time running out for many species.

 

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