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Climate change funeral for the future takes place in Southwell


By Abigail Hunt


A climate change Funeral for the Future took place in Southwell today (Saturday).

Extinction Rebellion Newark and Sherwood 'mourned the future’ with a sombre funeral procession.

It was a sombre piece of drama and chilling.

Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061226)
Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061226)

Protesters from across Newark and Sherwood met at the War Memorial on the Burgageand processed to the minster carrying a coffin to symbolise the death of planet Earth.

Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061208)
Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061208)

Mourners dressed in black and the procession marched to the beat of a drum.

Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061224)
Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061224)

They followed the coffin down King Street arriving at the minster where there was an 11-minute ‘die-in’ to signify 11 years left before it may be too late to reverse climate change.

Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061232)
Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061232)

The historic minster bells tolled for 11 minutes.

Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061208)
Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061208)
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Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061217)
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Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061221)
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Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061228)
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Climate Change protest in Southwell (14061230)


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