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Extinction Rebellion groups gather in Newark Market Place as part of climate emergency awareness protest

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Activists from Extinction Rebellion paid a visit to Newark Market Place this afternoon.

The group, which included activists from Extinction Rebellion Newark and Sherwood and Extinction Rebellion Nottingham, were in the town from 2pm. They are expected to protest until 4.30pm.

Extinction Rebellion gather in Newark Market Place (49306387)
Extinction Rebellion gather in Newark Market Place (49306387)

At times, activists created a carnival-like atmosphere as The Nottingham Samba Band (The Outlaws) joined the climate emergency group to protest

Residents in the town centre stopped to watch, with some clapping along to the drums.

The event was part of a national summer of action ahead of the COP 26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November, which the UK is hosting.

A talk will be held in Newark Library on Tuesday, from 6pm to 7pm, for anyone who wants to find out more about the climate crisis and how Extinction Rebellion is campaigning to stop global warming.

Extension Rebellion said the talk outlines the true extent of the climate and nature emergency which was recently highlighted by Sir David Attenborough who said that the crisis is the biggest challenge faced by humanity and threatens our very civilisation.

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