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# extinction rebellion

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Two Extinction Rebellion protesters who locked themselves to Dáil gates in 2019 spared jail
The duo argued that they used ‘non-violent direct action’ because of Government inaction on climate change.
Last month
September 2023
Dutch police deploy water cannons against climate activists blocking motorway in major protest
Many protesters had come equipped with umbrellas and donned bathing suits or waterproof coats in preparation for the police water cannons.
This year
Extinction Rebellion protest Irish investment conference to stop funding of 'climate chaos'
The entrance to the conference was blocked by protesters who poured “oil” on themselves and lay on the ground.
Extinction Rebellion stages 'slow cycle' in Dublin city calling for action on biodiversity loss
Separately, an Irish member of controversial anti-fossil fuel group Just Stop Oil has defended the group’s actions.
Extinction Rebellion ‘to temporarily shift away from public disruption’ tactics
Activists have gained notoriety for blockading train lines, airports and roads, causing chaos for commuters.
Last year
Extinction Rebellion activists guilty of graffiti attack on Dept of Foreign Affairs
The two activists were spared jail sentences but both have to pay €2,000 fine and a further €2,000 to the State.
Environment protesters hold 'dead canary' protest seeking biodiversity protection
The protesters are calling on the Government to introduce a “Biodiversity Act” to protect Ireland’s wildlife.
All time
Five people arrested as hundreds of activists march in COP26 protests
Two of the arrests took place after a number of officers were sprayed with paint.
Extinction Rebellion activists in court over alleged graffiti attack at Dept of Foreign Affairs
They were charged with criminal damage at the department building.
London's Tower Bridge blocked by Extinction Rebellion protesters
XR campaigners have blocked the landmark to demand the UK government divest from fossil fuels.
Climate activist spared trial over graffiti attack on government building
Extinction Rebellion Ireland members staged a protest outside the courthouse in support of Orla Murphy.
Extinction Rebellion protester held in prison after refusing to stay out of Trinity College Dublin
The man has accused Trinity College of not tackling climate change.
Beloved Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus to continue role, as Ozil offers to pay full wages
The dinosaur mascot will continue despite reports to the contrary.
10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue
At least 648 people have been arrested during the environmental action.
Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers
The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament
Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.
Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London
Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.
Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest
Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.
Extinction Rebellion activists anger motorists as traffic blocked in London Fashion Week protest
A taxi driver shouted “Just f****** move” to a samba band which stood in front of cars playing music.
Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election
Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.
Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to London train spared jail
The trio claimed it was justified because of the threat of climate change.
Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing
“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”
Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.
Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'
In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.
Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules
It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.
Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.
Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel
An Garda Síochána said it responded to a “theft incident” at a hotel in the Dublin at approximately 1.30pm.
Extinction Rebellion activist in custody after climbing London's Big Ben
Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson (43) evaded police for more than three hours after climbing the scaffolding.
Several arrests as angry London commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from roof of train
The protesters were holding a banner which read: “Business As Usual = Death”.
Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban
Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.
Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport
James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court
Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest
Five protesters were arrested last night after chaining themselves outside the gates.
London Police say more than 1,112 arrested in climate change protests
This morning protesters blockaded the BBC’s central London headquarters.
Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers
The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.
Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport
A man grounded a Dublin-bound flight this morning after disrupting passengers.
Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest
The demonstration has been organised in support of Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas
The demonstration is part of a week-long climate change protest by the group.
Extinction Rebellion protesters moved by gardaí during sit-in outside Dáil
The demonstration is part of a week-long protest by the group.
Climate change protesters in London defy police orders by gluing themselves in place
Prime Minister Boris Johnson described activists as “unco-operative crusties”.
276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London
Climate protests were held in cities around the globe today.